Land off Kimcote Road, Gilmorton, Leicestershire. Archaeological Evaluation and Earthworks Survey (OASIS ID: cotswold2-316370)

Cotswold Archaeology, 2018

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Introduction

Land off Kimcote Road, Gilmorton, Leicestershire. Archaeological Evaluation and Earthworks Survey (OASIS ID: cotswold2-316370)

An archaeological evaluation and earthworks survey were undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in November 2017 at Land off Kimcote Road, Gilmorton, Leicestershire. Fourteen trenches were excavated. The results of the evaluation suggest the existence of several distinct phases of agricultural activity within the area, with a number of north / south and east / west aligned ditches possibly having formed a system of rectangular field boundaries or enclosures.

These in turn seem to have been replaced by a medieval or post-medieval ridge and furrow system recorded by the evaluation as well as geophysical and earthworks surveys. Surviving headlands and banks recorded by the earthworks survey may form another phase of land use associated with gravel and sand extraction.