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Kingsbrook, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Mumford, James and Dodd, Mark (2018) Kingsbrook, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In April 2018 Oxford Archaeology carried out a 30 trench evaluation on land at Kingsbrook on the eastern edge of Aylesbury. The work was commissioned by Barratt David Wilson Homes and was part of the new urban expansion development to the east of Aylesbury. The evaluation followed previous geophysical survey that had identified ridge and furrow cultivation features. The evaluation confirmed the presence of shallow furrows across much of the area and identified probable former field boundaries at two locations. No other archaeological features were encountered. In July 2019, Oxford Archaeology carried out an archaeological evaluation at Kingsbrook, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The work comprised the excavation of 69 trenches, each measuring 50 x 1.8m, representing an approximate 2% sample of the development area. Archaeological features were identified in Trenches 112, 126, 163 and 175. A Roman boundary ditch was revealed at the western end of Trench 112. This may form a peripheral part of a series of rectilinear enclosures previously identified in Area B to the west of the current evaluation area. A concentration of shallow pits or naturally silted hollows were recorded in Trench 163 to the north of the site that were dated to the post-medieval period or later. These also contained several sherds of residual mid to late Iron Age pottery and provide evidence that activity of this date took place within the area, although no features or deposits of this period were identified during this investigation. Trench 126 revealed a single small pit containing a flint flake, while Trench 175 identified a shallow post-medieval ditch or possible plough furrow. The observations made during this evaluation are consistent with those of the previous phases of investigation, indicating a paucity of archaeological features, deposits or artefacts. Although there are several areas of Iron Age and Roman activity near to the site, they appear to be restricted to well defined discrete areas and do not appear to continue to any great extent into the wider landscape.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4424
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:16 Oct 2018 08:40
Last Modified:27 Feb 2020 12:48

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