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Turnpike Farm, Potton Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Booth, Rona (2019) Turnpike Farm, Potton Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 1st and 3rd of April 2019, Oxford Archaeology East (OA East) conducted trial trenching at Turnpike Farm near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, (centred TL 20326 46491) in advance of a planning application to construct a lake and plant trees. A total of four trenches measuring 30m long, two measuring 25m long, and one measuring 15m long were opened within the c. 2.1ha site. Four ditches and two pits were revealed in four of the trenches. The ditches were mainly located in the western and southern parts of the site, whilst the two pits were located in the central area. One of these pits, in Trench 3, produced three sherds of Early Bronze Age Collared Urn pottery. Twenty sherds of mostly Middle-Late Iron Age pottery were recovered from the remaining features, with the largest assemblages recovered from a second pit in Trench 3 and a wide, shallow ditch in Trench 7. Flintwork was also recovered from several of the features and from the subsoil in the eastern part of the site, attesting to a prehistoric presence potentially from at least the Early Neolithic period.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Evaluation, evaluation, archaeological evaluation, Bedfordshire, bedfordshire, Biggleswade, biggleswade, Bronze Age, bronze age, Early Bronze Age, early bronze age, pottery, Pottery, pot, ceramic, sherd, collared urn, Bronze Age pottery, bronze age pottery, Early Bronze Age pottery, early bronze age pottery, Iron Age, iron age, Middle Iron Age, middle iron age, Late Iron Age, late iron age, Iron Age pottery, iron age pottery, Middle Iron Age pottery, middle iron age pottery, Late Iron Age pottery, late iron age pottery, flint, flints, worked flint, worked flints, lithics, lithic, lithic implement, ditch, ditches, pit, pits, Neolithic, neolithic, Prehistoric, prehistoric, 2315, report 2315, Report 2315, OAE report 2315
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Bedfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Early Bronze Age 2500 - 1500 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Middle Iron Age 400 - 100 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
ID Code:4882
Deposited By: Hamilton
Deposited On:04 Jun 2019 07:51
Last Modified:04 Jun 2019 07:51

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