Stroudwater Navigation Missing Mile project, Stroud, Gloucestershire (OASIS ID wessexar1-298063)

Wessex Archaeology, 2018

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Stroudwater Navigation Missing Mile project, Stroud, Gloucestershire (OASIS ID wessexar1-298063)

A detailed gradiometer survey commissioned by LUC Ltd. and conducted over land south of A38 & A419, Fromebridge, South Gloucestershire, between 19th and 21st September 2017 by Wessex Archaeology's in-house geophysics team. The site comprised of five arable fields, 1.1 km south-southwest of the village of Whitminster, approximately 13 km south-west of Gloucester. The survey forms part of a programme of archaeological works being undertaken in support of a planning application for the restoration of the former Stroudwater Navigation canal.

The aims of the survey comprised the following:

  • To conduct a detailed survey covering as much of the specified area as possible, allowing for artificial obstructions
  • To clarify the presence/absence and extent of any buried archaeological remains within the site
  • To determine the general nature of the remains present

An overall coverage of 13.1 ha was achieved, with overgrowing hedgerows and boundaries protruding into the survey area. The survey demonstrated the presence of several anomalies of archaeological interest, primarily in the north of the survey area, with several more discrete areas of possible archaeology throughout the site.