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Fernwood Extension North, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Sparks, Lee Fernwood Extension North, Newark, Nottinghamshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In April 2018, Oxford Archaeology were commissioned by CgMs Heritage (part of the RPS Group) on behalf of Barratt Homes to undertake an archaeological evaluation on the 55ha site of a consented housing development to the North of Fernwood, Newark (SK 82789 5136). A programme of 150 trenches was undertaken across the site, representing a 3% sample of the area, to groundtruth a previous phase of geophysical survey and assess the archaeological potential of the site. The evaluation confirmed the presence of archaeological remains in areas identified by the geophysical survey. Remains were found in the western field in the form of a prehistoric square enclosure and a 14th century windmill mound. Another Bronze Age enclosure was found just to the south, and a single urned cremation was found on the southern edge of the proposed development area. Other features identified in the geophysical survey were found to correspond with modern disturbance relating to RAF Baldererton. A system of undated ridge and furrow was also recorded during the course of the trenching. Away from the areas of archaeological activity, only 18th-19th century agricultural field boundaries were identified. The installation of a gas pipeline and water culvert has also probably truncated any archaeology in the northwest of the site.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Nottinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5718
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:03 Mar 2020 10:16
Last Modified:03 Mar 2020 10:16

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