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Oxford, Garsington Way, Rover VQ building

Keevill, Graham and Parsons, Mick (1995) Oxford, Garsington Way, Rover VQ building. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Oxford Archaeological Unit (OAU) eualuated the archaeoLogical potential of land on the east side of Roman Way within the Rouer Group car works at Cowley, Oxford. The eualuation wos requested, by Oxford City Council on the aduice of Oxford Archaeological Advisory Service; the development site lies in an area of very high potential for Roman remains. The site is currently a car park, but the Rover Group wishes to construct a Vehicle Quality building on the site. The work took place from 16 to 25 October 1995' Sixteen trenches were excavated over the car park area, to the east of Roman Way. Most of the trenches in the eastern side of the site showed evidence of ground' clearance down on to the natural limestone geology prior to the construction of the car park, probably during the 1970s. The trenches closer to the course of the Roman road aLso revealed some mndern disturbance due to the construction of several buildings (now demolished) and the associated insertion of mains services. Medieval and / or post'medieval ploughsoils were found in trenches in the rniddle and west end of the car park. Only one feature of archaeological signíficance was located: a late Bronze Age early Iron Age ditch in Trench 9

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:826
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:27 Apr 2012 11:52
Last Modified:09 May 2012 14:49

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