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Hankin’s Garage, 47 West Street, Alresford, Hampshire

Davenport, Peter (2006) Hankin’s Garage, 47 West Street, Alresford, Hampshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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A watching brief preceding four evaluation trenches on the site of a proposed
development at Hankin's Garage proved the existence of medieval and postmedieval
features on site. The superficial stratigraphy was all of 19th and 20th
century origin so was removed during a strip, map and sample exercise which
served as mitigation for the development that followed the evaluation. Apart from
modern disturbances and foundations, the stripping revealed a ditch and post
holes representing property and other boundaries dating from the 13th to the 19th
centuries. Various other features were interpreted as postholes for structures,
rubbish pits, planting holes and a well. Dating was based on pottery in the fills but
residuality was considered. There were no obvious reasons to reject the
association of most finds with the context they were in. Some doubt must remain as
none of the features were sealed, although some lower fills were buried by the fills
above them. An attempt has been made to interpret the boundaries in the context
of the tenement layout of the planned town as it survived in the 1870, First Edition,
Ordnance Survey map.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Hampshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 15:11
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2013 17:24
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/939

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