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Ardenham Hill House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Bashford, Robin and Poore, Daniel and Norton, Andrew Ardenham Hill House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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The OAU carried out a field evaluation at Ardenham Hill House, Aylesbury on behalf of Trinity Care. the evaluation was commissioned in advance of the proposed construction of a two-storey nursing home and apartments. Four trenches were investigated with Trench 1 containing several Post-Medieval ditches and gullies and Trench 2 a very large Post-Medieval pit. Trench 3 contained one Post-medieval ditch, two possible late Iron Age ditches and an earlier trackway. Trench 4 revealed a very large post-medieval feature, possibly being a Civil Was defence ditch, and a series of tree throw holes. The natural soils were encountered at a depth of no more than 0.6m below ground level.

In February 2000 the OAU undertook a watching brief at Ardenham Hill House, Aylesbury (NGR SP 817 142). The proposed development area was divided into three zones. Zone 1 revealed limited archaeological evidence other than three post-medieval linear features and three possible post holes of uncertain date. Zone 2 revealed a rectangular post medieval pit, possibly associated with the features in Zone 3. Zone 3 revealed a group of sub-rectangular post medieval quarry pits and a number of linear features.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2018 15:21
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2018 15:21
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/3714

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