Oasis Academy, Romsey Road, Southampton (SOU1617). Archaeological Watching Brief

Southampton City Council Archaeology Unit, 2018

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Introduction

Oasis Academy, Romsey Road, Southampton (SOU1617). Archaeological Watching Brief

The Archaeology Unit of Southampton City Council carried out an archaeological watching brief on the replacement of an existing grass sports pitch with an all-weather sports pitch at the Oasis Academy, Romsey Road, Southampton on behalf of Oasis Academy. The aims of the investigation as defined in the written scheme of investigation were ‘To investigate the human use of the area, and to record the nature of the natural deposits’.

The site was in an area of prehistoric finds but no archaeological features were observed. The deepest layer was natural clay with sandy patches, situated 0.8m–1.3m below the surface. The expected brickearth was not observed and it appeared to have been removed and replaced by a number of modern layers that contained fragments of 19th–20th century brick, plastic, concrete and metal, which had been used to build up and level the site. Burnt flint found in the modern layers may have been redeposited from the site, but it could have been brought in as part of the make-up.

No finds were kept, the site records form the archive.