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Bicester Fields Farm, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Cropper, Cecily (1998) Bicester Fields Farm, Bicester, Oxfordshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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The Oxford Archaeological Unit carried out a field evaluation at Bicester Fields Farm, Bicester, Oxfordshire, on behalf of Westbury Homes Ltd. The evaluation, which included a geophysical survey and trenching, revealed evidence of later prehistoric settlement, in the form of a sub-rectangular enclosure and associated pits and gullies. A possible circular structure was also revealed on the outer edge of the enclosure ditch. The pottery recovered from these features indicated a midto late Iron Age date range, with no indication of occupation extending beyond the Roman conquest. The site appears to have been occupied only during this period.
Subsequent medieval or post-medieval agricultural use has resulted in extensive ridge and furrow, which survives in a good state of preservation across most of the site. The only part of the site without surviving ridge and furrow is the south-western field, which seems to have been quarried for brickearth.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 11:30
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2012 14:25
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/637

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