The Quadrant, Redditch, Worcestershire. Archaeological Excavation

Birmingham Archaeology, 2017

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Introduction

An archaeological excavation at the South-East Quadrant in Redditch was undertaken by Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit (BUFAU) in November 1997. The archaeological features and contexts identified during this exercise have been divided into six phases based on pottery and other finds evidence and on their stratigraphical relationships. Phase I relates to the use of the site as agricultural land in the 13th and 14th centuries. Phase II is divided into two sub-phases, A and B relating to the construction and occupation of a moated manor house on the site, whilst Phase III describes the deposits accumulating in the moat indicating the sites abandonment. Phase IV describes the re-occupation of the site and the construction of a building detected in the southern trench extension and dated to the mid-late 17th century. Phase V relates to the occupation of this building and the use of the area to the north of the buildings as gardens into the mid 19th century. Phase VI refers to the industrial development of the site from c. 1850 to the present day.

This archive does not contain a final post-excavation assessment and research design. Given that the site is an important one for Redditch, all the draft specialist reports that could be found and the stratigraphic report have been collated, and any other files that are relevant have been included.