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Crowthorne Cricket Field Grove & Lower Broadmoor Road

Strutt, Ashley and Rzadek, Bernadetta Crowthorne Cricket Field Grove & Lower Broadmoor Road. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 22nd and 24th January 2018 Oxford Archaeology carried out an evaluation on behalf of Barratt Homes on the site of a proposed new housing development at Cricket Field Grove, Crowthorne, Berkshire. Five evaluation trenches (numbered 1-6) were excavated within Area A, an existing sports pitch. No archaeological features were present. The results of trenching in the associated replacement sports pitch development (Area B, Lower Broadmoor Road, Trenches 7-13) are reported on separately (OA 2018). Between the 22nd and the 24th of May 2018 Oxford Archaeology carried out an evaluation on behalf of Barrett Homes on the site of a proposed replacement sports pitch development at Lower Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire (Area B). The results of trenching in the associated housing development (Area A, Cricketfield Grove, Trenches 1-6) are reported on separately (OA 2018c). Eight evaluation trenches (numbered 7-13) were excavated in the valley of the Butter Stream, which crosses the area of the replacement sports pitch. This area of mixed lowlying pasture and marshy vegetation contained no evidence for archaeological features predating the construction of Broadmoor Hospital. The evaluation revealed modern land drains in all trenches. Trench 7 also contained the remains of a brick drain which was located 20m south of a former laundry and waterworks, built in the late 19th century to service Broadmoor Hospital. The presence of the land drains suggests that a series of strongly magnetic linear features visible on the geophysical survey plot are drainage features connected with canalisation of the Butter Stream in the 1860s to provide a water supply for the hospital laundry and waterworks.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Berkshire
ID Code:5740
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:02 Apr 2020 09:30
Last Modified:02 Apr 2020 09:30

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