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Land off Eastward Road, Malvern, Worcestershire

Black, Tom Land off Eastward Road, Malvern, Worcestershire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology undertook a trail trench evaluation on the site of a proposed residential development at Eastward Road, Malvern, Worcestershire. The works comprised the excavation of 16 trenches distributed across the site to assess the potential impacts of the proposed development. The site was previously the subject of a partial geophysical survey, but no anomalies of potential archaeological origin were identified. Three ditches and two pits were recorded within the trenches. Prehistoric pottery was recovered from two east-west aligned ditches which may be the remains of a field system. The third ditch was undated, but the NE-SW alignment suggests the ditch does not form part of the same field system. No artefactual remains were recovered from either pit and their function is uncertain. Substantial deposits of fired clay and coal were observed in the south-east corner of the site. The origin, date and function of these deposits is unclear but they appear to be contained in at least two large cut features and extended to a depth of greater than 2m. It is possible the deposits are associated with the construction of the railway line immediately to the east of the site, or the former sewage works recorded within the site on the First Edition Ordnance Survey Map of 1886

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Worcestershire
ID Code:4905
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:06 Jun 2019 15:23
Last Modified:06 Jun 2019 15:23

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