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Oxford Ashmolean Forecourt

Munby, Julian (1994) Oxford Ashmolean Forecourt. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)




The Oxford Archaeologiocal Unit undertook a field evaluation in the forecourt of the Ashmolean Museum in February 1994. A N-S 5 x 2 m trench in the centre of the eastern lawn was machine excavated to a depth of 2 metres below the present ground surface. At this depth a wall aligned E-W and a series of three post-medieval and two late medieval pits cutting the natural gravel were encountered. The wall may be a remnant of the tenements demolished in 1839 for the construction of the University Galleries, and the pits are evidence for use of the rear yards of properties as refuse areas.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:804
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:15 Apr 2012 17:07
Last Modified:18 Apr 2012 13:50

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