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Land East of Didcot Road Harwell Oxfordshire

Attfield, Ben Land East of Didcot Road Harwell Oxfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In September 2020 Oxford Archaeology (OA) undertook a twelve-trench
archaeological evaluation on behalf of RPS Group Ltd at the site of a proposed
housing development at land east of Didcot Road, Harwell, Oxfordshire. The
site lies just to the west of Didcot, which is a landscape rich in prehistoric,
Roman and Saxon archaeology. The evaluation aimed to assess whether any
activity extended into the site area.
Only two of the evaluation trenches contained archaeological remains in the
form of two undated ditch systems and a potential pit. No finds were
recovered, and features fills were found to be sterile. A few natural features
and geological variations were also investigated as a precaution. The ditches
appear to form part of undated field system and hint at low-level agricultural
activity at the site, away from areas of settlement activity. Based on these
results the archaeological potential of the site is considered to be low.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2021 12:32
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 12:32
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6066

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