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59-61 West Street Havant Hampshire

Shaffrey, Ruth and Biddulph, Edward and Cotter, John and Donnelly, Mike and Meen, Julia and Nicholson, Rebecca and Poole, Cynthia and Scott, Ian and Strid, Lena 59-61 West Street Havant Hampshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology (OA) was commissioned by Balfour Beatty to carry out
archaeological mitigation comprising targeted excavation and a watching brief at 59-
61 West Street, Havant, Hampshire (NGR: SU 714062). This followed an
archaeological evaluation by the Southampton City Council Archaeological Unit.
Three areas were excavated. Excavations in the south-eastern area (Area 1)
revealed a number of postholes and pits dating to the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. A
number of other postholes were undated, but appeared to form part of a rectangular
structure along with the Roman features. Further postholes contained medieval
pottery. Area 2 (the north-eastern area) was dominated by a straight ditch of early
Roman date, extending SE-NW across the site. A brick and chalk block-constructed
well of post-medieval date was found in the south-eastern corner of Area 2. Close to
this well was a chalk block wall that had suffered extensive damage but whose
construction was similar enough to suggest it was contemporary with the well. Area
3 (the north-western area) produced four isolated features of which two were dated:
a posthole of 2nd century AD date and a linear feature of likely post-medieval date.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Hampshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 14:31
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 14:31
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/3289

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