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Excavations at the Baptist Chapel Burial Ground, Littlemore, Oxford

McCarthy, Roisin and Clough, Sharon and Norton, Andrew and Blinkhorn, Paul Excavations at the Baptist Chapel Burial Ground, Littlemore, Oxford. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In October 2009 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out the excavation of the cemetery at Littlemore Baptist Chapel, Oxford (NGR 5349 0273). A total of 31 graves dating to the latter half of the 19th century were excavated during the excavations. The remains of 30 individuals survived, and the skeletal remains pointed towards a population suffering poor nutrition in childhood but longevity in adulthood. Census and memorial stone data also pointed to a lower-middle class artisan population. Neoplastic disease prevalence was notably high, making the assemblage unique in this respect. The remains of 31 coffins were revealed, which dated from the late 1850s, sometime after the foundation of the chapel. Evidence for postmedieval quarrying were also recorded.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:885
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:10 Jul 2012 14:30
Last Modified:10 Jul 2012 14:30

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