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Sketchley Lane, Sketchley, Leicestershire

Boothroyd, John Sketchley Lane, Sketchley, Leicestershire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 21st and the 31st of October, Oxford Archaeology undertook a trial trench evaluation at Sketchley Lane, Sketchley, Leicestershire. The work was undertaken to inform a planning application for a mixed commercial and residential development. A total of 56 trenches were excavated across the site targeting the results of a geophysical survey. The geophysical survey identified activity associated with the agricultural use of the site including areas of plough furrow. The trial trenching identified a series of linear features and postholes that can be associated with medieval and post-medieval agricultural activity within the site. A sherd of Samian ware dating to the 2nd century AD was recovered from a ditch in the southern part of the site. However, the sherd is not considered indicative of the date of the feature and is probably a residual find. No anomalies identified by the geophysical survey were identified within the trenches except those associated with extant and ploughed out ridge and furrow.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Leicestershire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5679
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:27 Jan 2020 15:44
Last Modified:27 Jan 2020 15:44

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