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Land East of Aylesbury Broughton Crossing Bierton

King, Laura Land East of Aylesbury Broughton Crossing Bierton. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In September 2011, Oxford Archaeology South (OAS) carried out an archaeological
evaluation, on behalf of Barratt Strategic, on two fields to the east of Aylesbury at
Broughton Crossing, Bierton, Buckinghamshire. The evaluation comprised 11
trenches measuring 50m in length, eight of which targeted visible earthworks or crop
marks which may be associated with Worlds End Green medieval site.
The investigation revealed the truncated remains of a medieval ridge and furrow
agricultural system. The majority of the low earthworks, which are present in the
western field, were not associated with below ground archaeological features. In
one case, a layer of limestone rubble forming an earthwork contained fragments of
post-medieval peg tile. It is possible, therefore, that the cropmarks and earthworks
in this field form part of a post-medieval agricultural landscape superimposed on the
earlier medieval system of ridge and furrow agriculture.
In the eastern field, faint traces of former furrows were recorded, perhaps
corresponding with a recorded cropmark. Elsewhere in the field, the recorded
cropmarks did not correspond with any below ground archaeological features and
probably result from later agricultural practices

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
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: 02 May 2014 09:00
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2014 13:50
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/1655

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