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Land West of Scalford Lane, Melton Mowbray Archaeological Evaluation and Mitigation Report

Sparks, Lee and Teague, Steve Land West of Scalford Lane, Melton Mowbray Archaeological Evaluation and Mitigation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In October 2018, Oxford Archaeology was commissioned by CgMs Heritage to undertake an archaeological evaluation on the site of a proposed housing development to the west of Scalford Lane, Melton Mowbray. A total of 59 trial trenches and a 30m by 30m mitigation area were excavated. In addition, an earthwork survey was undertaken of the ridge and furrow that survives on the site in mitigation of the proposed development. No archaeological features were found within the evaluation trenches. The mitigation area confirmed the presence of two inter-cutting ditches within the south-west part of the site, in the area identified during a previous evaluation. Pottery from both ditches is medieval and dates to c 1050-1250. Also, a small quantity of early-late prehistoric residual struck flint was recovered from these ditches and overlying topsoil. Erratum - correct site location NGR is SK749213 ed October 2020

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Leicestershire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:5846
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:22 Oct 2020 10:46
Last Modified:26 Oct 2020 11:10

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