Williams Holdings, Grove, Oxfordshire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-313495)

Oxford Archaeology (South), 2019

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Oxford Archaeology (South) (2019) Williams Holdings, Grove, Oxfordshire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-313495) [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1052201

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Williams Holdings, Grove, Oxfordshire. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: oxfordar1-313495)

During October and November 2015, Oxford Archaeology carried out a trial trench evaluation on land at Williams Holdings, Grove, Oxfordshire. The evaluation was commissioned by Strutt and Parker LLP on behalf of Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd. The earliest feature uncovered was a securely dated ditch of middle Bronze Age date. Other prehistoric ditches were present within the western part of the site and dated from the middle to late Iron Age.

The majority of dated features however belonged to the later Roman period, and from the amount of finds recovered are likely to indicate that a small settlement, perhaps a farmstead, was present within the central part of the site. Additionally, a pit and several ditches were dated to the medieval period (12th -14th century), and represent agricultural activity. Many of the features uncovered, the majority of which were ditches, remain undated. The amount of finds recovered dropped noticeably within the eastern part of the site, where a greater number of late medieval or post-medieval plough furrows were present.