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Sketchley Lane, Sketchley, Leicestershire

Boothroyd, John Sketchley Lane, Sketchley, Leicestershire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between the 21st and the 31st of October, Oxford Archaeology undertook a
trial trench evaluation at Sketchley Lane, Sketchley, Leicestershire. The work
was undertaken to inform a planning application for a mixed commercial and
residential development. A total of 56 trenches were excavated across the site
targeting the results of a geophysical survey.
The geophysical survey identified activity associated with the agricultural use
of the site including areas of plough furrow.
The trial trenching identified a series of linear features and postholes that can
be associated with medieval and post-medieval agricultural activity within the
site. A sherd of Samian ware dating to the 2nd century AD was recovered from
a ditch in the southern part of the site. However, the sherd is not considered
indicative of the date of the feature and is probably a residual find.
No anomalies identified by the geophysical survey were identified within the
trenches except those associated with extant and ploughed out ridge and

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Leicestershire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2020 15:44
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 15:44
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5679

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