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Land at Brooklands, Milton Keynes, Phase 1 - Remaining Trenches

Wheaton, Kate (2008) Land at Brooklands, Milton Keynes, Phase 1 - Remaining Trenches. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

During February and March of 2008, evaluation trenches previously inaccessible during the Phase 1 trenching works were completed (Trenches 57-62 and 87-101), at Brooklands, Milton Keynes. In February, ten of the trenches (87, 92 and 94-101), which had been mechanically excavated but not recorded were examined for the presence of archaeological deposits, recorded and backfilled. In March the remaining trenches were excavated and recorded (Trenches 57-62, 88-91 and 93), with the exception of Trench 60, which was not excavated due to the presence of a newt pond. The trenches were excavated in two fields, which are defined as: Field A, located to the north of Broughton Grounds Lane (containing Trenches 57–62); and Field B, located to the south of the lane (containing Trenches 87–101). The trenches in Field A uncovered evidence of medieval and 13th to 14th century activity in the form of linear features, pits and post-holes. The highest concentration of features was found in Trench 57, which may be associated with the activity found in Trenches 44, 55 and 63, from the previous evaluation works. The group of trenches in Field B found some evidence of Romano-British activity in the form of a series of linear features. The highest concentration of features were found in Trenches 91 and 93, which are probably associated with the Romano-British settlement found to the south in the Broughton Manor Farm excavation.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:73
Deposited By: Ms Susan Rawlings
Deposited On:16 Mar 2010 18:05
Last Modified:22 Dec 2011 14:22

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