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Evaluation at Cursey Lane Hardwicke Gloucestershire

Hughes, Vix Evaluation at Cursey Lane Hardwicke Gloucestershire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In April 2012, Oxford Archaeology South undertook a two-stage archaeological evaluation of land at Cursey Lane, Hardwicke, Gloucestershire. The first stage comprised a detailed geophysical survey that identified extensive ridge and furrow cultivation remains and anomalies of possible archaeological origin that could be targeted during the second phase. The second phase comprised the excavation of nine trial trenches. No features of archaeological significance were encountered. This also confirmed the presence of furrows within the full extent of the evaluation area. Artefacts recovered from these suggest that they were in use into the post-medieval period. Other possible archaeological features previously identified generally proved to be absent with the exception of two thermoremanent (heated/fired) responses within Trenches 6 and 9 and a small, undated pit within Trench 7. The thermoremanent responses proved to be of recent origin visible as cut features within the ploughsoil. Several abraded sherds of Roman pottery and a fragment of tegula recovered from the furrow fills suggest a Roman presence within the vicinity although no features of this date were encountered. These artefacts may have alternatively arrived at the site as part of a manuring scatter or through other means of importation.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Gloucestershire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:830
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:22 May 2012 10:55
Last Modified:13 Oct 2015 11:20

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