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Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS), Yeovilton, Somerset

Marshall, Alan (2007) Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS), Yeovilton, Somerset. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In January 2007 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out an archaeological watching brief at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton, Somerset (NGR ST 551 243) The work was commissioned by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Defence Estates (DE), in advance of construction of an all-weather sports pitch. The watching brief was carried out on service runs associated with the pitch and floodlight foundation pads around its perimeter. This revealed evidence of Roman occupation in the form of two stone wall foundations and a number of probable ditches. Post-medieval layers overlay these in places and modern landscaping was present throughout. The project was to have included surface stripping and mapping of the pitch area prior to agreed areas of excavation but after topsoil removal it became clear that the pitch would not impact on archaeological deposits due to modern landscaping. As a result only small areas were excavated under archaeological supervision and revealed no archaeology.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Somerset
Period > None
ID Code:771
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:27 Feb 2012 12:00
Last Modified:05 Mar 2012 10:45

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