Rushendon Furlong, Pitstone, Buckinghamshire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-262774)

Cotswold Archaeology, 2016

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Introduction

Rushendon Furlong, Pitstone, Buckinghamshire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-262774)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in July 2015 at Rushendon Furlong, Pitstone, Buckinghamshire. Eight trenches were excavated, with six trenches measuring 30m by 1.8m, and two trenches measuring 20m by 1.8m wide and 10m by 1.8m respectively.

A number of features were identified during the course of the evaluation. Linear features were observed running east to west across the southernmost part of the site and a single ditch was aligned north-west to south east, though this feature is likely to be a modern service ditch based on its morphology. The only other features revealed by the evaluation were a number of tree throws and a single posthole, recorded toward the southern edge of the site.

Two trenches were targeted on the location of a building, which is shown on historic mapping and was possibly indicated as an anomaly from a geophysical survey at the site. However, no evidence of this building could be identified.

The only dateable evidence retrieved came from one of the tree bowls, and comprised six sherds of 13th- to 14th-century medieval pottery, which are likley to be residual. Three of the sherds were identified as Brill Boarstall ware. No other dateable material was recovered from any of the other features apart from material of obvious modern date.