Garages to the rear of Elizabeth Court, Aberdeen Road, Southampton. Archaeological Evaluation (SOU1752) (OASIS ID: wessexar1-284646)

Wessex Archaeology, 2018

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Introduction

Garages to the rear of Elizabeth Court, Aberdeen Road, Southampton. Archaeological Evaluation (SOU1752) (OASIS ID: wessexar1-284646)

Wessex Archaeology were commissioned by Tonepark Limited to carry out an archaeological evaluation at garages to the rear of Elizabeth Court, Aberdeen Road, Southampton centred on National Grid Reference SU 443477 114204. A planning application was approved by Southampton City Council for redevelopment of the site and was subject to a number of conditions which included conditions on archaeological works.

The evaluation comprised of the investigation and recording of two archaeological evaluation trial trenches. The evaluation was undertaken to inform the nature and scope of any archaeological mitigation works that may be required in advance of construction associated with the development.

The evaluation revealed that the site was covered by contaminated modern material to a depth of c.0.62m, which directly overlay the natural brickearth. The natural brickearth lay at a consistent height. A sharp horizon between the natural and the layer above indicate prior truncation of the site. The evaluation located a number of modern postholes and a modern pit, along with a single tree hole. No archaeological features or deposits pre-dating the modern period were identified.

The fieldwork was completed over one day on the 19th of April 2017.