225 King Georges Avenue, Southampton. Archaeological Watching Brief (SOU1753) (OASIS ID: wessexar1-284916)

Wessex Archaeology, 2018

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Introduction

225 King Georges Avenue, Southampton. Archaeological Watching Brief (SOU1753) (OASIS ID: wessexar1-284916)

Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by E and H Property Investment to conduct an archaeological watching brief as part of development on land at 225 King Georges Avenue, Southampton, centred on National Grid Reference (NGR) 439110 113720.

The development consisted of the erection of a 2-storey side extension to the building following the demolition of an existing garage and works. The archaeological watching brief monitored the excavation of foundation trenches for the new extension.

The stratigraphic sequence observed consisted of natural underlying geology viewed at a depth of 1.50m below ground level (8.15m aOD), this was subsequently overlain by a buried subsoil and topsoil and then a thick band of modern made ground. This layer of made ground was possibly laid down during the construction of the houses during the 1930s or 1940s to raise the ground level above and alleviate the risk of flooding from Tanners Brook which lies only some 40m to the west of the site.

No archaeological features or deposits were observed during the course of the archaeological watching brief.

The watching brief was undertaken on 4 May 2017.