Site Event/Activity record ESF22680 - Monitoring - Mays Garden Centre, Exning

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Grid reference Centred TL 6231 6577 (80m by 78m)
Map sheet TL66NW





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Archaeological monitoring following on from evaluation trenches excavated on this site during January 2002. A second phase of evaluation was carried out with the excavation of two trenches. A dogleg trench was excavated to the top of natural chalk. Two soil profiles were recorded and show ther general increase in the depth of soil from north to south across the site. Trench 4 - The soil profile was c0.8m deep of which 0.6m was a mid brown slightly sandy soil: this overlay a reddish/brown sandy loam which sat on natural chalk. Various features including some large brick blocks were uncovered which were part of a glass house which formerly stood on the site. Trench 5 - The soil profile was c.1m deep. There was c. 0.7m of brown loam over c.0.3m of a redish/brown sandy loam over chalk. No features of archaeological interest were observed in the trenches or spoil heap. The general fill of the trenches was different to that as found in the carpark trenches which was suggested to be imported to the site. The substantial depth of homogenous soil above the chalk would be consistent with the site having been ploughed, agricultural land prior to the construction of the walled garden in the earlier part of the 20th century.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Tester, A. 2002. Monitoring - Mays Garden Centre, Exning.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Negative Monitoring at Mays Garden Centre, Exning (Revoked Record)

Record last edited

Nov 17 2022 11:28AM

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