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Land at Monument Road, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire

Morrison, Wendy and Daniel, Rachael Land at Monument Road, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In November 2017 Oxford Archaeology undertook a trial trench evaluation of
the site of a proposed housing development to the west of Monument Road,
Chalgrove, Oxfordshire. The work comprised the excavation of 26 trenches,
each measuring 50 x 1.8m, positioned to ground-truth the results of a
geophysical survey.
A geophysical survey had identified possible archaeological features, but on
excavation these were found to be either medieval furrows or not present.
Archaeological features were restricted to the southern end of the evaluation
area and comprised a prehistoric pit of uncertain date and features dated to
the late Iron Age and Roman period. The latter are likely to represent a
continuation of a field system that was identified in a previous evaluation
immediately south-east of the site.
The site partially falls within within the Registered Battlefield of the Battle of
Chalgrove, part of the site of a civil war skirmish, but, despite an extensive
program of metal detecting, no features or finds were identified that could be
associated with the battle.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 10:54
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2021 10:54
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6157

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