Steinmetzer, M. F R., (2014). Archaeological monitoring and recording at Four Burrow Farm, Kenwyn, Cornwall. Oakford Archaeology: Oakford Archaeology.

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Archaeological monitoring and recording at Four Burrow Farm, Kenwyn, Cornwall
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Oakford Archaeology unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1030045
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An archaeological watching brief was undertaken by Oakford Archaeology between July and August 2014 during work at Four Burrow Farm, Kenwyn, Cornwall. The site lies in an area of archaeological potential immediately to the southwest of the Four Burrows Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM 29602). Further prehistoric activity, in the form of flint tools of the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods have also been identified, while undated earthworks and cropmarks have been identified to the east. Preliminary archaeological work included a desk-based assessment and a geophysical survey, carried out by Substrata in July and August 2012. This identified a number of linear and other anomaly patterns including possible barrows. A watching brief was maintained during works associated with the construction of a solar farm and associated cabling works. A number of trenches, totalling 3800m and 0.6-1.2m deep, were monitored, as well as three pads for electrical cabinets and the foundations of the DNO building. These were on average 12m long, 8m wide and 0.3-1.2m deep, and revealed a simple deposit sequence of topsoil above natural subsoil extending across the entire site. No deposits, features or dating evidence pre-dating the modern period were found which would indicate significant archaeological activity within the monitored areas. The lack of pottery and lithics from the site, despite examination of spoil heaps, further indicates that the potential for reduced barrow mounds and satellite burials is extremely low. Evidence from the works would suggest that settlement activity associated with the barrows is likely to be located elsewhere in the landscape, with the site remaining marginal heathland until being enclosed in the mid-19th century. None of the anomalies indicated by the geophysical survey were found; it is probable that these relate either to geological or 20th-century agricultural activity.
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M F R Steinmetzer
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Oakford Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Cornwall and Scilly HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2014
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Site: Four Burrows Farm
County: CORNWALL
District: CARRICK
Parish: KENWYN
Country: England
Grid Reference: 176000, 47900 (Easting, Northing)
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OASIS Id: oakforda1-187988
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01 Feb 2018
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