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Shirebrook Crematorium,Shirebrook, Derbyshire Archaeological Evaluation Report

Dunn, Paul (2022) Shirebrook Crematorium,Shirebrook, Derbyshire Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In total, 13 trenches were excavated across the site, with archaeological features only being encountered in two of the trenches, posthole 1200 in Trench 12 and ditch 1303 in Trench 13. Neither feature produced any dating evidence, and both appeared to have been heavily truncated by modern
ploughing as they only survived to shallow depths beneath the subsoil.
Only ditch 1303 appeared to correlate well with the geophysical anomalies targeted by the trenches. The remainder appeared to relate to variations in the natural geology, likely due to the natural geology of the site being
dolostone bedrock, which appeared to have been frost-shattered and scarred by modern ploughing, with the cracks in the bedrock allowing subsoil to form in them, giving potential readings of archaeological remains. There was also
no archaeological evidence of the former field boundary, identified on both 1899 historic mapping and the geophysical survey, targeted by Trenches 3 and 4.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Derbyshire
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2022 11:08
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2022 11:08
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6902

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