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Sainsburys Pepperhill Gravesend Kent

Chinchen, Nathan Sainsburys Pepperhill Gravesend Kent. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In October 2011 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out an archaeological evaluation at the Pepper Hill Sainsbury's site, Wingfield Bank, Northfleet, in Gravesend, Kent.
The evaluation comprised three 20 m trial trenches, excavated within the footprint of a proposed extension to the eastern side of the store. One of the trenches was
expanded to investigate an archaeological feature.
The results of the investigation demonstrate that the construction of the current Sainsbury's car park reduced the sediment sequence to the surface of the Thanet
Beds. The ground may also have been levelled in places using the cut-and-fill method. Excavation of drains and services has clearly resulted in further extensive ground disturbance. Some archaeological features survive in between the drains/services, but these are probably limited to the bases of originally much deeper features. Trench 2 contained an undated NE-SW aligned ditch, probably a field boundary ditch, and Trench 3 contained a substantial E-W aligned ditch with a parallel re-cut. Finds from the latter indicated an 18th-19th century date and it is probable that they are associated with a boundary marked on the 1838 Tithe map.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Kent
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 08:57
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 08:57
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/1170

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