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Portfields Rise, Milton Keynes Archaeological Evaluation Report

Boothroyd, John and Leigh, DJ Portfields Rise, Milton Keynes Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 30th April and 11th May 2018, Crestwood Environmental on behalf of Grand Union Housing, undertook an archaeological evaluation comprising 14 trenches at the site of a proposed housing development known as Portfields Rise, Milton Keynes (NGR SP 85287 44042). The work was undertaken as a condition of the planning permission. Cropmark evidence and the results of a geophysical survey indicated the presence of several rectangular enclosures and a circular enclosure within the proposed development area. The results of the trial trenching correlated well with the results of the geophysical survey. A trapezoidal enclosure of Roman date was identified within Area 1, adjacent to an undated circular enclosure that may be contemporary or of prehistoric date. An early Roman farmstead was identified in Area 2, comprising two closely adjacent rectangular enclosures, the smaller of which contained two probable roundhouses. The enclosures were adjoined to the south-west by an area of smaller enclosures, possibly including further buildings, and were enclosed to the north and east by a ditched boundary. Artefactual evidence from the farmstead included an iron arrowhead and a rare example of a roughcast indented beaker in a colourcoated fine ware

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4875
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:31 May 2019 11:21
Last Modified:31 May 2019 11:21

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