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Undated features on the Moulton Relief Road, Moulton, Northamptonshire

Stocks-Morgan, Helen (2014) Undated features on the Moulton Relief Road, Moulton, Northamptonshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land to the east of the A43 at Moulton, Northamptonshire. The work took place as part of investigative fieldwork ahead of the construction of a 2.5km stretch of dual carriageway to ease congestion alongside the A43 and to service a planned housing development. The site area was centred on NGR SP 7915 6558. The fieldwork took place between 25/11/14 and 26/11/14. Three trenches were excavated within two fields. The trench located in the northern field contained no archaeological features. The evaluation uncovered three undated ditches and two undated ditch termini within the two trenches of the southern field. These ditches were probably medieval or post-medieval agricultural field system ditches related to a field system located to the north-west of the site. The likely scenario is that the undulating topography of the site limited the use of the land to agriculture. Settlements would have been located on the flatter land to the north, west and south. No artefacts were recovered from the trenches, and the only ecofact was a small fragment of animal bone from a ditch running east to west.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Northamptonshire, northamptonshire, Moulton, moulton, Evaluation, evaluation, archaeological evaluation, Post-Medieval, post-medieval, Post Medieval, post medieval, agriculture, field system, ditch, ditches, field ditch, field ditches, animal bone, animal bones, animal remains, ecofact, ecofacts, bone, bones, 1709, report 1709, Report 1709, OAE report 1709
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Northamptonshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Hamilton
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2020 10:07
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2020 10:13
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5838

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