Smith, M., (2010). Archaeological Watching Brief at The Institute of Marine Sciences, phase 2a, Ferry Road, Eastney, Portsmouth.. Southampton City Council Archaeology Unit.

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Archaeological Watching Brief at The Institute of Marine Sciences, phase 2a, Ferry Road, Eastney, Portsmouth.
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Southampton Archaeology Unit unpublished report series
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southamp2-145246_2.pdf (883 kB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1021424
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A watching brief was carried out by Southampton City Council Archaeology Unit on the demolition of an existing late-20th century building, and the erection of a new building at the Institute of Marine Sciences, Ferry Road, Eastney, Portsmouth on behalf of the University of Portsmouth. The site lay near the north end of Eastney Spit which extends across the west side of the entrance to Langstone Harbour. The natural was gravel overlying gravelly sand. These would be the drift deposits that formed the spit. Their base, and therefore the underlying ground surface, were not exposed. The site lies on the foreshore overlooking the entrance to Langstone Harbour. There are scattered archaeological finds of all periods in the Harbour and on the shores around it and several recorded archaeological sites within a 1km radius. No evidence for human activity that could be securely dated to before the 19th century was found. A clay dump of uncertain date overlay a buried soil horizon. The dump may have been associated with the laying out of a coastguard station that had been built by 1870. However, its north end had been removed by a large disturbance, into which a brick-lined pit was built. The pit coincided with the south edge of a building shown on the 1870 Ordnance Survey map.
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M Smith
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Southampton City Council Archaeology Unit
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
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2010
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Site: Institute of Marine Sciences, Portsmouth.
Parish: PORTSMOUTH
District: PORTSMOUTH
County: HAMPSHIRE
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Langstone Harbour
Location - Auto Detected: Langstone
Grid Reference: 468448, 99890 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: None Uncertain
Monus: Buried Soil Horizon Post Medieval
Monus: Pit Post Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: 19th Century
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OASIS Id: southamp2-145246
OBIB: Southampton Archaeology Report 1000
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Grey literature, A4 bound report.
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25 Nov 2016
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