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British Gas Site, Vineyard, Abingdon.

Lawrence, Steve (2003) British Gas Site, Vineyard, Abingdon. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

ABGAS03 evaluation.pdf



Oxford Archaeology undertook a field evaluation on land located to the rear of 75 Vineyard, Abingdon, Oxon on behalf of CgMs Consulting, between 30th June and 4th July 2003. The site was formerly occupied by a Gas works which has since been subject to remediation works to remove contaminated land. The main areas of Gas works installations and subsequent remediation on the southern portion of the site have severely impacted upon and removed potential archaeological horizons. However, a considerable area occupying the northern portion of the site demonstrates excellent preservation of densely spaced archaeological features and deposits. These comprised rubble layers/surfaces, gullies,ditches, pits and postholes. Pottery evidence demonstrates a date range concentrated between the late Saxon l0th century and 14th century. Features outside of the medieval concentration were also identified including a single Iron Age gully. A sequence of recut ditches predating the medieval pits within Trench I produced many fragments of mixed human bone from at least two individuals. These ditches were not securely dated. However, the gravely fills and reddish soil infilling them is suggestive of a prehistoric date rather than a more recent lime span. Post-medieval depsoits and features were also present but had not severely truncated or removed the medieval remains.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:803
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:15 Apr 2012 16:53
Last Modified:18 Apr 2012 13:49

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