Simmonds, C., (2010). Archaeological trial trench evaluation on land at Overstone Leys, Overstone, Northamptonshire, Phase 2. Northampton: MOLA Northampton.

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Archaeological trial trench evaluation on land at Overstone Leys, Overstone, Northamptonshire, Phase 2
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MOLA Northampton unpublished report series
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molanort1-246411_1.pdf (18 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1038660
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Between September and October 2010, an archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Northamptonshire Archaeology on behalf of CgMs Consulting Ltd on land at Overstone Leys, Overstone, Northamptonshire. The development area, comprising 109ha of land to the north-east of Northampton, has been subject to a desk-based assessment and a geophysical survey. This report provides the results for the second phase of evaluation trenching on 56ha of land within the development area. 114 trenches, between 25m and 68m long by 1.7m wide, were excavated. The archaeological features comprised a pit containing an Early Bronze Age beaker assemblage, five Ring Ditches of putative Bronze Age date with Saxon burials next to one of the Ring Ditches. From one of the graves a 6th-century Saxon shield boss was recovered. The geophysical survey and the trenching suggest a number of ditches and enclosures with internal features, including a pit or ditch with Anglo-Saxon pottery. Many of the ditches were undated. Evidence for the medieval and post-medieval farming is indicated by the presence of two headlands surviving as earthwork banks. The clays, limestone, sands and ironstone were extensively quarried and a number of extraction pits were found.
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C Simmonds
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MOLA Northampton
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Northamptonshire SMR (OASIS Reviewer)
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2010
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Site: Overstone Farm
County: NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
District: DAVENTRY
Parish: OVERSTONE
Country: England
Grid Reference: 479600, 266000 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Find: ANGLO-SAXON POTTERY, SHIELD BOSS, INHUMATIONS, METAL FINDS, BONE PIN Early Medieval
Find: BEAKER POTTERY Early Bronze Age
Monus: BURIALS Early Medieval
Monus: PIT Early Bronze Age
Monus: QUARRY PITS Uncertain
Monus: RIDGE AND FURROW Medieval
Monus: RING DITCHES Bronze Age
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OASIS Id: molanort1-246411
OBIB: 10/216
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A4, blue spine, heat bonded, clear covers
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01 Feb 2018
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