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Land at Williams Holdings, Grove, Oxfordshire, Archaeological Evaluation Report

Thacker, Gerry and Boothroyd, John Land at Williams Holdings, Grove, Oxfordshire, Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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During October and November 2015 Oxford Archaeology carried out a trial trench
evaluation on land at Williams Holdings, Grove, Oxfordshire. The evaluation was
commissioned by Strutt and Parker LLP on behalf of Williams Grand Prix
Engineering Ltd. The earliest feature uncovered was a securely dated ditch of
middle Bronze Age date. Other prehistoric ditches were present within the western
part of the site and dated from the middle to late Iron Age. The majority of dated
features however belonged to the later Roman period, and from the amount of finds
recovered are likely to indicate that a small settlement, perhaps a farmstead, was
present within the central part of the site. Additionally a pit and several ditches were
dated to the medieval period (12th -14th century), and represent agricultural activity.
Many of the features uncovered, the majority of which were ditches, remain
undated. The amount of finds recovered dropped noticeably within the eastern part
of the site, where a greater number of late medieval or post-medieval plough
furrows were present.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
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: 09 Apr 2018 09:55
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2018 09:55
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/3526

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