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Coyte Farm St. Austell Cornwall

Thacker, Gerry Coyte Farm St. Austell Cornwall. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between 3rd and 7th September 2012 Oxford Archaeology carried out an
Archaeological Evaluation at Coyte Farm, St.Mewan, St.Austell, Cornwall.
The evaluation was designed to further characterise a series of anomalies recorded
during a geophysical survey of the site.
The most significant feature was a double-ditched enclosure, known as a 'round'. A
small quantity of pottery recovered from one of the ditches and from a probable
roundhouse gully within the enclosure supports the interpretation that it represents a
small late prehistoric or Roman-period settlement.
Many of the other linear anomalies can be associated with boundaries marked on
the 1838 St.Mewan or 1842 St.Austell Tithe Maps. However, the absence of dating
evidence recovered from the evaluation means that it remains possible that some of
the boundaries reflect medieval or even prehistoric alignments, although a number
of double-ditched boundaries are perhaps most likely to be of post-medieval date on
morphological grounds

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cornwall
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2013 13:28
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 09:20
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/1163

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