Site Event/Activity record ESF22917 - Watching Brief, Broxted Solar Farm, former Stradishall Airfield, Hundon

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Location Broxted Solar Farm, Former Stradishall Airfield
Grid reference Centred TL 7274 5071 (471m by 1573m) (2 map features)
Map sheet TL75SW



Cotswold Archaeology


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PROJECT DETAILS Five ditches were identified in a cable trench during groundworks in the centre of the development area, adjacent to a small plantation of trees. Two adjoining sherds from the base of a Samian dish, dateable to the mid-2nd century AD, were recovered from one of the ditches, suggesting that it dates to the Roman period. A parallel ditch immediately to its east is probably of a similar date. These may be associated with the Roman settlement that was discovered during the construction of the airfield in the 1930's. The other tree ditches were modern; the base of one of these was filled with concrete, probably capping a redundant service associated with the airfield. The latter corresponded with a linear anomaly shown on a geophysical survey plot of the site, running parallel and to the north of one of the former runways. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Sitecode HUN036 NMR No. 1591706 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: 'Watching Brief' Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCHES Roman Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Roman PROJECT LOCATION Area 65.00 Hectares Grid Reference: TL72304970 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Dr Richard Hoggett Design originator: Cotswold Archaeology Director/Manager: Simon Carlyle Supervisor: Jeremy Mordue DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk HER ID: HUD036 Contents: 'none' Media: 'Images raster / digital photography' Notes: Report PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: CA stores ID: HUD036 Contents: 'none' Media: 'Report' Notes: Site records PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: CA stores ID: HUD036 Contents: 'Ceramics' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Broxted Solar Farm, Former Stradishall Airfield Author(s)/Editor(s): Cotswold Archaeology Other Bibliographic Details: 14070 Date: 2014 Issuer/Publisher: Cotswold Archaeology Place of Issue or Publication: Milton Keynes

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Coileain, C. 2013. Watching Brief Report, Broxted Solar Farm, former Stradishall Airfield.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Roman ditch, Broxted Solar Farm, former Stradishall Airfield, Hundon (Monument)

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Feb 16 2022 12:23PM

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