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Osney Power Station 17 Russell Street Oxford

Sparks, Lee and Teague, Steve Osney Power Station 17 Russell Street Oxford. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology undertook an archaeological evaluation at the former
Osney Power Station, Oxford, in advance of redevelopment proposals. Four
trenches revealed floodplain deposits overlaid by thick makeup layers
probably associated with Osney Abbey. Structural remains contemporary with
the abbey included a substantial robber trench, a shallow wall foundation and
a stone drain, together with evidence for gravel surfaces. After the destruction
of the abbey in the mid-16th century a garden soil developed over the site.
Slight evidence for surfaces relating to 19th century buildings pre-dating the
power station were also revealed. The site has been subject to some
truncation by services associated with the power station and its later use as
part of the University of Oxford.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2021 15:06
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 15:06
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6026

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