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Excavation of the medieval waterfront at King Stable Street, Eton, Berkshire

Blinkhorn, Paul and Pugh, Greg (2000) Excavation of the medieval waterfront at King Stable Street, Eton, Berkshire. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. ISBN 0 904220 21 4

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Abstract

The Oxford Archaeological Unit (OAU) carried out an excavation in 1997
on a site alongside the north bank of the Thames in King Stable Street,
Eton, Berkshire, on behalf of Eton College. The evidence indicated that
the site probably served as a working area for properties fronting the
approach (later High Street) to the north side of Windsor Bridge from the
12th century onwards. Evidence was also found of a succession of timber
revetments constructed to consolidate the riverbank, although these were
evidently lightweight constructions, and did not serve as major wharfage.
Late medieval and post-medieval activity on the site was characterised
by low intensity craft or industrial pursuits, prior to the development of
the site in the 18th century and the construction of a malthouse.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Berkshire
Depositing User: Joseph Reeves
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 17:30
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2011 14:35
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/375

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