Site Data from an Archaeological Watching Brief and Excavation at Well House Cottage, Well House Lane, Headbourne Worthy, Winchester 2020

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Introduction

Excavation: General shot of Area 2
Excavation: General shot of Area 2

This collection comprises site data (images and GIS) from a programme of archaeological works, undertaken in December 2020, by Cotswold Archaeology on the 0.26ha site at Well House Cottage, Well House Lane, Headbourne Worthy, Winchester, on behalf of Wykeham Homes. The works comprised a watching brief and two subsequent excavation areas (Areas 1, 2).

A limited finds assemblage of residual prehistoric were recorded, including worked flint (Neolithic/Bronze Age) and pottery (Middle Bronze Age and Iron Age) in later Roman and post-medieval features on the site. Given the location of the current site, lying between two major Roman Roads between the important Roman civitas capitals of Winchester (Venta Belgarum) and Silchester (Cavella Atrebatum) as well as Mildenhall (Cunetio), it is not surprising that evidence of agricultural Roman settlement has been recorded on the site from the current fieldwork. A substantial ditch recorded in the north of the site (Area 2), and another in the south (Area 1) correlate closely with the prevailing east/west and north/south orientations of a number of rectilinear cropmarks between the site and the Mildenhall Roman Road to the west. The paleoenvironmental evidence from the current investigations show that this landscape was a well-established, open downland from at least the (Late Iron Age to) Roman period onwards. The small number of Roman pits and postholes to the immediate south of the ditch, along with a very small quantity of iron slag and hearth or furnace residue and single fragments of both tegula and imbrex roof tiles from the post-medieval ditch in Area 1, indicate relatively minor Roman agricultural settlement activity on the site, with possibly more substantive Roman settlement in the vicinity.


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