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Land North of Abingdon Road, Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire

Brady, Kate Land North of Abingdon Road, Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In October 2017 Oxford Archaeology (OA) undertook an archaeological trial trench evaluation of the site of a proposed new residential development within three fields on land to the north of Abingdon Road, on the eastern side of Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire (NGR SU 413 981). The work was commissioned by the Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd (EDP) on behalf of Lioncourt Strategic Land. A barrow previously identified by geophysical survey was confirmed in the central field and an additional ditch identified by the evaluation may represent an outer ring ditch or an associated enclosure, potentially of Bronze Age date. A small number of early prehistoric struck flints, mostly in later features may represent knapping activity in this landscape. Trenches in the northern field revealed large ditches and a small number of pits, along with a fairly large pottery assemblage of early to middle Iron Age date. A triangular hearth/oven brick and a worked bone point suggest domestic activity in the vicinity. An animal burial was poorly dated and may represent structured deposition of a young sheep in the vicinity of the barrow but may equally represent the deposition of dead stock at any time from the Roman period onwards. Land drains in the southern field attest to the drainage associated with the WWII airfield that occupied the site.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Middle Iron Age 400 - 100 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:5232
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:16 Aug 2019 14:46
Last Modified:16 Aug 2019 14:46

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