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Folkestone Warren High Cliff Instrumentation Kent

Hughes, Vix Folkestone Warren High Cliff Instrumentation Kent. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In January 2017 Oxford Archaeology (OA) undertook an archaeological
watching brief on trenching work during the installation of underground
instrumentation and monitoring equipment on the top of the chalk cliffs at
Folkestone Warren, Kent.
A single struck flint was uncovered from a colluvial layer, and is the only
evidence for prehistoric activity found during the watching brief. The site is
located next to a middle Bronze Age bowl barrow.
A 1.4m deep, NE-SW aligned, vertical-sided cut was identified within the datalogging
chamber. The material infilling the trench contained fragments from
two government issue mugs, dated 1941 and 1944 respectively. This feature
appears to be the infilled remains of a WW2 trench, probably associated with
an anti-aircraft battery and observation post which stood near the site, as
recorded on wartime aerial photographs.
No other archaeological deposits or structures were discovered during the

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Kent
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 09:27
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 09:27
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/3190

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