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Site 8E Middlemore, Daventry, Northamptonshire Archaeological Evaluation Report

Fellingham, Adam Site 8E Middlemore, Daventry, Northamptonshire Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology (OA) was commissioned by ENGIE UK on behalf of Futures
Homeway Limited to undertake a trial trench evaluation at the site of a
proposed residential development of a single field measuring 1.2 hectares in
area. The site is situated just off Farnborough Drive and is centered on NGR SP
56343 64821. The work was undertaken as a condition of Planning Permission
(planning ref: DA/2018/0388).
The evaluation, which was undertaken over three days during May 2019,
consisted of nine 30m by 1.80m trenches, one 25m by 1.80m trench and one
9m by 1.80m trench.
The evaluation revealed a rectangular middle Iron Age enclosure within the
south-eastern part of the site. A large pit of similar date to the west of the
enclosure contained large quantities of charcoal and small amounts of animal
bone which may indicate that it was used to deposit domestic waste. A linear
trackway orientated broadly north-east to south-west crossed the northern
edge of the site. The trackway was formed of two parallel ditches with a
central compacted metalled surface around 10m wide surviving in one
location. The trackway remains undated.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Northamptonshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Middle Iron Age 400 - 100 BC
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 08:18
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 08:41
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5822

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