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Land adjacent to Rokeby Primary School, Rugby, Warwickshire

Anderson, Natalie Land adjacent to Rokeby Primary School, Rugby, Warwickshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 15th May and 2nd June 2017, Oxford Archaeology undertook an archaeological evaluation comprising 42 trenches on land forming a proposed redevelopment of Rokeby Primary School. The site was divided into two areas: playing fields associated with the existing school to the north and arable fields to the south. The trenches were positioned to ground-truth the results of a geophysical survey previously undertaken. Extensive landscaping, including both cuts and fills, was observed within the playing fields. Only a small area appeared to have potential for archaeological remains to survive. Within this area two ditch terminals were recorded, of which one contained an assemblage of 2nd- to 3rd-century Roman pottery. No other archaeological features predating the post-medieval period were recorded across the development area. Evidence for post-medieval agricultural activity was observed within the southern area and in parts of the northern fields, consisting of former field boundaries and furrows. Features identified in the geophysical survey were proven in the trenches, along with additional features including the ditch terminals, that were not recorded by the geophysical survey

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Warwickshire
ID Code:5483
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:24 Sep 2019 08:50
Last Modified:24 Sep 2019 08:50

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