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Shorncote Sewerage Works, Somerford Keynes Gloucestershire

OAU, OAU Shorncote Sewerage Works, Somerford Keynes Gloucestershire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In October 1990 an archaeological assessment was carried out by the Oxford Archaeological Unit on behalf of Hills Aggregates Ltd at OS parcel 1600 in the parish of Somerford Keynes Gloucestershire.

The assessment revealed the area of postholes which may represent later prehistoric activity. A single sherd of later prehistoric pottery was recovered form a pit. This activity might be associated with two linear ditches to the NW.

A further three linear ditches were located in the E of the assessment area and a single ditch and two pits in the S.

Preservation across the whole assessment area was very poor as a result of its recent use as a sewerage facility. There were also indications of disturbance by earlier ridge and furrow cultivation. No obvious continuation of a nearby barrow cemetery was observed in the assessment area, but the assessment strategy was not designed to locate isolated features or burials. There appeared to be no link with the Roman settlement to the SE.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Gloucestershire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 08:19
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 08:19
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/3811

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