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Furze Platt, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Mumford, James and Hughes, Vix Furze Platt, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)




In January 2016 Oxford Archaeology (OA) was commissioned by the Blenheim Estate to undertake an archaeological evaluation prior to the submission of a planning application for potential development at Furze Platt, within Blenheim Park. The evaluation consisted of two trenches targeted on landscape features identified during the previous walkover survey. Trench 1 was positioned across the projected line of the Roman road known as Akeman Street which runs east-to-west across the site. A second trench was located set back from the road to the south to look for any associated features. The evaluation confirmed that the road survived between the farm house and animal feed building, and the cracks observed in the north east corner of the animal feed buildings is where the building is subsiding into the northern roadside ditch. The road was found to be in a good state of preservation, showing two layers of stony material deliberately deposited and forming a notable agger.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:3194
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:27 Apr 2017 13:53
Last Modified:27 Apr 2017 13:53

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