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Community Hospital, Turnpike Road, Newbury

Cook, Sean Community Hospital, Turnpike Road, Newbury. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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The OAU carried out a field evaluation at the site of the proposed Community Hospital, Turnpike Road, Newbury on behalf of the West Berkshire Priority Care Service NHS Trust. A number of Mesolithic/early Neolithic worked flints were recovered from an earlier ploughsoil layer in the northern part of the site. The artefacts were not present in sufficient quantities to suggest in situ early prehistoric activities. the evaluation revealed three Romano-British ditches in the southern part of the site. the quantity of pottery recovered from these ditches suggests the presence of an early Roman settlement nearby. No other archaeological features or deposits of this date were identified during the evaluation, suggesting that the settlement does not lie within the development area. the pottery recovered is most likely to derive from a Romano-British settlement excavated by Crawford in 1919, c 150 m to the south-east, on the south side of London Road. The southern edge of the site, alongside London Road, seems to have been extensively quarried for gravel. This activity may be associated with maintenance of the road and is of unknown date.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Berkshire
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC > Early Neolithic 4000 - 3000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC > Late Mesolithic 7000 - 4000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 13:34
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 13:34
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/3830

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