Palmer, S. C., (1994). Marsh Farm Quarry, Salford Priors, Warwickshire, Archaeological Excavation 3rd Interim Report, Extraction Phase 4. Warwickshire Museum.

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Marsh Farm Quarry, Salford Priors, Warwickshire, Archaeological Excavation 3rd Interim Report, Extraction Phase 4
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Warwickshire Museum Field Services unpublished report series
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4
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1026933
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The sand and gravel extraction site at Marsh Farm, Salford Priors, lies in an area of considerable archaeological interest: a network of ditches, gullies, pits and post holes dated to the Late Iron Age and Romano-British periods exists immediately beneath the topsoil. These features are indicated by extensive cropmarks (Warwickshire SMR Ref No. WA 1499). Morphological analysis of the cropmarks combined with recent excavations to the east on the line of the A435 Norton Lenchwick Bypass suggest that the area of dense features to the south of the extraction site (SAM, Warwickshire No 162) forms the heart of a Roman villa complex. During 'Extraction Phase 2' a number of occupation features representing a settlement pre-dating the villa complex had been recorded. In September 1992, an evaluation of the archaeological significance of 'Extraction Phase 4' (immediately to the north of Phase 2) had shown that similar archaeological features existed over most of the eastern half of this area, but did not extend to the west. These features were subject to detailed excavation and recording in August and September 1994, prior to their destruction. The excavation revealed a far lower density of occupation than in Phase 2. It seems likely that the focus of the domestic occupation lay to the south, in Phase 2, and that the features exposed in Phase 4 were outliers to the main part of the settlement. The features themselves were generally shallow and only a single pit which contained much pottery and heat cracked stones showed evidence of more than one fill. A single example of the partial hut circles or wind-breaks prevalent in Phase 2 was encountered, the remaining features being small pits and hollows of uncertain function. The finds recovered from the 1994 excavation included pottery, flint, daub and a single iron blade.[AIP]
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Stuart C Palmer
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Warwickshire Museum Field Services
Warwickshire Museum
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1994
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Site: Marsh Farm Quarry
County: WARWICKSHIRE
District: STRATFORD-ON-AVON
Parish: SALFORD PRIORS
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Norton Lenchwick Bypass
Grid Reference: 407900, 252300 (Easting, Northing)
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Monus: FEATURE IRON AGE
Monus: FEATURE ROMAN
Late Iron Age
Temporal - Auto Detected: September 1992
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Date Of Issue From: 1994 Date Of Coverage From: 01 Date Of Coverage To: 01 Editorial Expansion: Site name: MARSH FARM QUARRY (EXTRACTION PHASE 4), SALFORD PRIORS
Study area: c2.5ha
Investigation type: Post-determination/Research
District: Stratford on Avon
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Ngr: SP07905230
Parish: Salford Priors
Postcode: B50 4EX
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The rural settlement of Roman Britain project
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30 Aug 2017
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