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Abbey Centre Abingdon

Bashford, Robin Abbey Centre Abingdon. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In December 2011, Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field evaluation at the Abbey Centre, Abingdon (NGR SU 497 971). The work was commissioned by Hunter Evans Ltd on behalf of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, and was
part of a programme of predetermination investigative works relating to a planning application submitted to Vale of the White Horse District Council (11/02239/FUL).
The evaluation revealed a loessic soil horizon overlying the natural terrace gravel, which was cut by pits dating to the 1st - 2nd century AD. The fills of the pits were
overlain by a homogeneous silty deposit which may have represented the re-worked upper fills of the earlier features. A second phase of pit digging was dated to the 11th - 12th century, although the relationship between these later pits and the homogeneous silts was uncertain due to truncation from later features.
An east-west aligned limestone wall footing was also revealed. This is likely to date to the post medieval period.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 12:45
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 12:45
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/1046

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