Priestley, S., (2004). Desk Based Assessment and Archaeological Observation at the Proposed Site of Youth Centre and Sports Facilities at the Former TVBC Horticultural Department Nursery, West Portway, Charlton, Andover. Border Archaeology.

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Desk Based Assessment and Archaeological Observation at the Proposed Site of Youth Centre and Sports Facilities at the Former TVBC Horticultural Department Nursery, West Portway, Charlton, Andover
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Border Archaeology unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1026283
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The Portway district of Andover has been identified as an area of archaeological significance showing evidence of continuous settlement and funerary activity from the Bronze Age to the 6th century AD, after which it appears to have been largely given over to arable cultivation and pasture. Ordnance Survey maps show that most of the area was fields until the development of the industrial estate, the Portway Nursery and other buildings in the late 1970s. Immediately north of the specific study area, there is one site of archaeological importance, a settlement and boundary ditch of Iron Age-Roman date. At the present time, the available data has not been published to establish the extent to which these remains were disturbed or destroyed by the Nursery buildings. However, an archaeological watching brief in 1999 on the southern part of the Nursery site, which includes the specific stuy area, revealed no archaeology whatsoever. The report concluded that the intrusion into the chalk was minimal and that the Nursery had heavily disturbed the topsoil. A similar evaluation carried out on the western part of the Nursery site, prior to construction of the Andover FC stadium in 1988, also revealed no archaeological features. The findings of the archaeological observation undertaken by Border Archaeology reflect those of the previous archaeological work carried out on the site. A uniform stratigraphy of topsoil and subsoil overlying natural chalks was revealed over most of the site, all non-natural soils showing evidence of severe modern disturbance.
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S Priestley
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Border Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
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2004
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Site: Former TVBC Horticultural Department Nursery, West Portway, Charlton
Parish: ANDOVER
District: TEST VALLEY
County: HAMPSHIRE
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Andover
Grid Reference: 434000, 146700 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: None Uncertain
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Roman
Temporal - Auto Detected: 6th Century Ad
Iron Age
Bronze Age
Temporal - Auto Detected: 1988
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OASIS Id: borderar1-39051
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A4 ring bound report
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28 Nov 2016
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