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Land off Westwood Heath Road, Westwood Heath, Warwickshire

Morrison, Wendy and Boothroyd, John Land off Westwood Heath Road, Westwood Heath, Warwickshire. [Client Report] (Submitted)

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In September and October 2017 Oxford Archaeology undertook a trial trench
evaluation on land proposed for residential development. The work
comprised the excavation of 80 trenches across 21ha of the total 24.1ha
development area.
Archaeological features were present in 17 of the 80 trenches and consisted
of boundary ditches, isolated pits and several postholes. Artefactual evidence
was sparse. Late Iron Age/early Roman pottery was recovered from a small
posthole and an irregular pit. The pits contained high levels of charcoal, and
in two cases the reddening and hardening of the surround natural geology was
indicative of in situ burning.
Where dated the boundary ditches were of post-medieval origin, although
they cannot be tied into any of the available historic mapping.
The results of the evaluation works supported the conclusions of a geophysical
survey undertaken across the site that indicated the proposed development
area was of low archaeological significance.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Warwickshire
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 09:54
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 09:54
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/3522

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