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Land at Above Hedges, Pitton, Wiltshire

Allen, Martyn Land at Above Hedges, Pitton, Wiltshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In April 2017 Oxford Archaeology was commissioned by Wiltshire County Council to undertake an archaeological evaluation on land at Above Hedges in the village of Pitton, Wiltshire, in advance of proposed housing development. A single evaluation trench, representing a 2% sample of the proposed development was undertaken (c 600m2). The evaluation revealed two parallel ditches which appeared to follow the NE– SW alignment of a linear ‘cropmark’ seen on aerial photographs of the Site. These ditches truncated the edge of a possibly man-made platform, constructed of chalk and clay, which raised the ground level in the north-west side of the field. One of the ditches also cut through an earlier pit. Dating evidence from the ditch and pit fills suggests that the features were medieval in date. The ditches also appear to date the putative platform to the medieval period, though its function is uncertain. There was little evidence of post-medieval disturbance and the site has the potential to contain further remains relating to the medieval settlement at Pitton.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Wiltshire
ID Code:5228
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:15 Aug 2019 16:57
Last Modified:15 Aug 2019 16:57

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