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6-7 High Street Oxford

Gruszczynski, Jacek and Boothroyd, John 6-7 High Street Oxford. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Evaluation In February 2012, Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a test pit evaluation in the basement of 6-7 High Street Oxford (NGR SP 514 062). The work was commissioned by Stride Treglown on behalf of Henderson Global Investors. The evaluation revealed an archaeological horizon directly below the rubble levelling for the existing concrete slab floor, approximately 0.3m below the floor surface. Exposed archaeological features comprised a number of pits containing domestic waste and demolition material, as well as possibly being related to animal processing. Part of a Saxon loomweight was also recovered. The remains indicated occupation from the Saxon to early post-medieval period. Excavation In June 2012, Oxford Archaeology undertook an archaeological excavation in the basement of 6-7 High Street, Oxford. An area of 2.55m x 2.30m was excavated and provided evidence of Saxon, medieval and post-medieval archaeological deposits. A possible late Saxon cellar pit was recorded which had been truncated by later pits. Charred remains associated with the cellar pit were carbon dated to the late 8th-9th Century. A series of medieval pits and two wells were also present, dating to the early medieval period. One of the two wells appears to have remained in use for a considerable period of time and was finally backfilled in the period AD 1620-1650.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:998
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:06 Feb 2013 11:02
Last Modified:08 Sep 2014 09:39

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