Napthan, M., (2012). Watching brief during excavation of replacement tree-pits, High Street, Worcester. Mike Napthan Archaeology.

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Watching brief during excavation of replacement tree-pits, High Street, Worcester
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Mike Napthan Archaeology unpublished report series
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mikenapt1-144901_1.pdf (3 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1031584
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An archaeological watching brief was undertaken during excavation and re-excavation of seven tree-pits for replacement trees in the southern part of Worcester High Street. The watching brief was part of a scheme to replace semi-mature trees planted in the early 1980s with smaller specimens.Whilst the planned treepits were of sufficient dimensions for there to be potential archaeological implications in the event logistical considerations (the presence of services and reinforced concrete highway substructure) prevented the enlargement of the original tree-pits. The presence of the stumps and roots of the original trees (which had almost entirely filled the original holes cut in the former carriageway) greatly frustrated excavation of the new tree-pits despite repeated use of a stump-grinder. Very little was seen of the archaeological deposits known to survive beneath the modern street make-up, but it would appear probable that within the former carriageway archaeological deposits are generally only present at depths 500-600mm below current surface levels. The deepest of the present tree-pits was excavated to a maximum of 750mm, and although soil deposits were present beneath the 19th C and later carriageway make-up they could not be characterised from a very limited exposure.
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M Napthan
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Mike Napthan Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Worcester City SMR and UAD (OASIS Reviewer)
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2012
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Site: Tree-pits, High Street, Worcester
County: WORCESTERSHIRE
District: WORCESTER
Parish: WORCESTER
Country: England
Grid Reference: 385030, 254690 (Easting, Northing)
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OASIS Id: mikenapt1-144901
OBIB: WCM 101927
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Comb bound A4 report with A3 inserts and DVD photo archive
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01 Feb 2018
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