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Land at Above Hedges, Pitton, Wiltshire

Allen, Martyn Land at Above Hedges, Pitton, Wiltshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In April 2017 Oxford Archaeology was commissioned by Wiltshire County
Council to undertake an archaeological evaluation on land at Above Hedges in
the village of Pitton, Wiltshire, in advance of proposed housing development.
A single evaluation trench, representing a 2% sample of the proposed
development was undertaken (c 600m2).
The evaluation revealed two parallel ditches which appeared to follow the NE–
SW alignment of a linear ‘cropmark’ seen on aerial photographs of the Site.
These ditches truncated the edge of a possibly man-made platform,
constructed of chalk and clay, which raised the ground level in the north-west
side of the field. One of the ditches also cut through an earlier pit.
Dating evidence from the ditch and pit fills suggests that the features were
medieval in date. The ditches also appear to date the putative platform to the
medieval period, though its function is uncertain. There was little evidence of
post-medieval disturbance and the site has the potential to contain further
remains relating to the medieval settlement at Pitton.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Wiltshire
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2019 16:57
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2023 10:03
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5228

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