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Marlow Flood Alleviation Scheme, Pound Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Pocock, Matt (2005) Marlow Flood Alleviation Scheme, Pound Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In April 2005, Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field evaluation at Pound Lane in Marlow, (NGR: SU 842 855), on behalf of the Environment Agency. Aerial photography and intermittent investigations carried out by the local archaeological society in the adjacent southern field had identified three ring ditches, two irregular enclosures and a concentration of finds along the field boundary shared with the present site. This evaluation was designed to investigate the potential continuation of this archaeological activity and identify the presence of any previously unknown archaeological remains that may be impacted by the proposed construction of a 280 m length of wall or embankment and a flood compensation storage zone covering an area of 3,100 sq. m. A total of twenty-eight trenches were opened on the basis of geophysical survey results and the local topography. Overall the archaeology was fragmented and isolated in nature, but principally of early prehistoric/Neolithic date. Trenches 1, 2, 3, and 4, denote an area at the western limit of the site that potentially indicates the continuation of associated activity defined by previous work to the south. Greater coherence and potential organisation of archaeological features and deposits was present to the north, specifically in Trenches 4, 12, 13, and 17, (including 13b and 13c). The eastern edge of the investigation area in which Trenches 21 (including 21b and 21c), 22, 25, 26, 27 were placed reveals further evidence for isolated activity but with few material remains to support interpretation.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
ID Code:662
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:11 Aug 2011 14:29
Last Modified:15 Feb 2012 15:12

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