Pond at Southampton Sports Centre, Southampton. Archaeological Watching Brief (SOU1747)

Southampton City Council Archaeology Unit, 2019

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Introduction

Pond at Southampton Sports Centre, Southampton. Archaeological Watching Brief (SOU1747)

The Archaeology Unit of Southampton City Council carried out a watching brief in March 2017 on groundworks for the construction of a pond at Southampton Sports Centre. The site lay in an Area of Archaeological Potential identified by Southampton City Council and a number of prehistoric finds had been made in the area. An archaeological watching brief was kept on the groundworks. The area had been subject to level reduction for a sports pitch in the early 20th century. This had removed between 1.3m and 2m of the natural from the area where the pond was dug. This would have removed any archaeology that had previously been present, and none was observed. There was also much disturbance by land drains. No archaeological evidence was observed.

The archive contains text documents and raster images. No finds were retained for the permanent archive. The paper archive and the photographic archive; comprised of black and white negatives and colour slides, were deposited with Southampton City Council Museums archaeological collections.