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Evaluation phase 1 see https://library.thehumanjourney.net/5649/ Evaluation phase 2 Land off Standard Hill/ Highfield St Hugglescote Leicestershire Excavation of mounds Early and Middle Bronze Age Burnt Mounds at Hugglescote, Coalville, Leicestershire Andrew Simmonds

Simmonds, Andrew and Boardman, Sheila and Crann, Geraldine and Hayden, Chris and Shaffrey, Ruth and Hughes, Vix Evaluation phase 1 see https://library.thehumanjourney.net/5649/ Evaluation phase 2 Land off Standard Hill/ Highfield St Hugglescote Leicestershire Excavation of mounds Early and Middle Bronze Age Burnt Mounds at Hugglescote, Coalville, Leicestershire Andrew Simmonds. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Evaluation phase 2 Oxford Archaeology South (OAS), was commissioned by CgMs Consulting Ltd, on behalf of Miller Homes (East Midlands) Ltd, to undertake an eleven trench evaluation of land at Hugglescote, Leicestershire, NGR SK 4190 1330. The work was carried out in support of a planning application for residential development (Planning ref: (12/00007/OUTM)). The work was undertaken between 24th - 26th September 2014. Ditches which are the surviving remains of earlier field boundaries were recorded and probably date to the post-medieval period. These may have been part of the agricultural systems associated with the villages of Hugglescote and Snibston and the manor at Donington le Heath and may have been part of the 19th century Tithe and enclosure landscapes. No remains pre-dating the post-medieval period were encountered. Excavation of Mounds Oxford Archaeology excavated four burnt mounds beside a minor tributary stream of the River Sence at Hugglescote, Coalville, North West Leicestershire, each comprising a mound of charcoal and burnt stone associated with one or more hearths and troughs. Tree-throw holes and possible man-made pits sealed beneath the mounds, as well as a small assemblage of worked flint, attested to limited activity during the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods. Radiocarbon dating indicated that the earliest mound was in use during the early Bronze Age while the other mounds were later, dating from the middle Bronze Age.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Leicestershire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
ID Code:4719
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:02 Apr 2019 07:52
Last Modified:20 Oct 2020 08:31

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