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Cotes Road Barrow-upon-Soar Leicestershire

Redvers-Higgins, Neville Cotes Road Barrow-upon-Soar Leicestershire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)




In August 2005, Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a twenty-three trench archaeological field evaluation on land between Cotes Road and Willow Way, Barrow-Upon-Soar, Leicestershire (NGR SK 5740 1838) on behalf of John Samuels Archaeological Consultants. The investigation was carried out in advance of a proposed housing development scheme by David Wilson Homes Ltd. and Miller Homes Ltd. Early Iron Age ditches indicate possible settlement of this date in the vicinity, although no structural remains were discovered. The remains of medieval `sod kilns’ were revealed beneath the medieval ploughsoil in two trenches. The remains of a complex of five `Pot kilns’ and track-ways depicted on OS maps of the 1880s were identified to the centre of the site. These are postmedieval in date, as were the remains of rectangular `Pye kilns’ found in other trenches. Many of the trenches were cut through previously infilled stone quarries and clay pits. Historically the area was used for limestone and clay quarrying, and historical records indicate an area of industrial activity here from the medieval period to the 19th century.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Leicestershire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:1920
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:04 Sep 2014 15:35
Last Modified:04 Sep 2014 15:35

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