Land off Salisbury Street, Amesbury, Wiltshire: Excavation

Wessex Archaeology, 2019

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Introduction

Land off Salisbury Street, Amesbury, Wiltshire: Excavation

The excavation revealed several features of probable late Saxon date, including a number of aligned ditches (property boundaries), a dog burial within a pit and other smaller pits. Some of these features can be correlated with recorded documentary evidence. Medieval features include an east to west aligned ditch just to the north of the present day northern boundary wall of the former Redworth House, other ditches and some intercutting pits. In addition several other ditches and some quarry pits can be assigned to the post-medieval and modern periods.

The evidence from these features was relatively typical for the periods represented, with domestic pottery, ironwork (including an awl and nails) and worked bone.

A small amount of evidence for earlier activity includes worked flint, and a few residual Roman and early/middle Saxon sherds, with a collection of Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flints found during the watching brief.

This deposition includes the site data and post-excavation data gathered from the excavation and watching brief, the physical archive is being held in the Salisbury and Wiltshire Museum under the accession number 2018.99.