Batchelor, C. R., Green, C. and Young, D. S., (2012). BATTERSEA POWER STATION PHASE 1, LONDON BOROUGH OF WANDSWORTH (NGR: TQ 290 775): GEOARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK REPORT. University of Reading: Quaternary Scientific (Quest).

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BATTERSEA POWER STATION PHASE 1, LONDON BOROUGH OF WANDSWORTH (NGR: TQ 290 775): GEOARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK REPORT
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Quaternary Scientific (Quest) unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1030910
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The numerous boreholes put down at the Battersea Power Station Phase 1 site have enabled the production of a deposit model, which in turn has made possible a reconstruction of the main features of the underlying stratigraphy and sequence of Holocene sedimentation at the site. The model indicates the accumulation of mainly inorganic Alluvium within a Late Glacial/Early Holocene channel which underlies the entire Phase 1 area. A thin unit of Peat was recorded within the Alluvium in two borehole records. The Gravel surface within this area is highly variable, and lies at between -0.3 and -3m OD. The sequence of Alluvium overlying it is truncated across the Phase 1 area by between 4 and 5m of Made Ground, to a depth of between 1 and -2m OD; the present day surface of the site lies at approximately 3.5 to 5m OD. The Battersea Power Station site lies at the confluence between the River Thames and two former channels, whilst the bedrock geology to the south consists of a former terrace of the Thames, and to the west a former 'island' (eyot) composed of Langley Silt. The deposit model of the wider Battersea Power Station site indicates that thicker Peat horizons lie to the east of the Phase 1 area (towards this confluence), where the Gravel surface is deeper and the total Alluvial sequence is thicker. Due to the absence of significant organic horizons within the Phase 1 area, further geoarchaeological investigation of this part of the site is not recommended.
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C R Batchelor
C Green
D S Young
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Quaternary Scientific (Quest)
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Greater London HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2012
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Site: Battersea Power Station Phase 1
County: GREATER LONDON
District: WANDSWORTH
Parish: BATTERSEA
Country: England
Grid Reference: 529000, 177500 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: NONE None
Monus: ALLUVIUM Uncertain
Monus: PEAT Uncertain
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OASIS Id: quaterna1-205912
OBIB: Project Number 195/12
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01 Feb 2018
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