Luke, M., Phillips, M., Slowikowski, A. M. and Duncan, H. B. (2001). Whitsundoles Farm, Salford, Bedfordshire. Archaeological Watching Brief. Interim Report 3 (2001/58). Bedford: Albion Archaeology.

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Whitsundoles Farm, Salford, Bedfordshire. Archaeological Watching Brief. Interim Report 3 (2001/58)
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26
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An archaeological watching brief was carried out in advance of quarrying in an area of known archaeological remains. This was an interim report on all investigations carried out during 2001 within the western half of phase 3 of the quarry operation. The archaeological remains found could be classified as pits and post holes, a well/waterhole and trackways. Pits and post holes occurred in several discrete clusters across the site. These types of features were evidence of human occupation. The absence of finds in the features meant that there was no artefactual evidence for a precise chronological date. However, their positioning did not respect the later Roman trackways suggesting they may have been of prehistoric date. A single well/waterhole was identified away from a cluster of pits and postholes. It contained occupation debris in the form of animal bone and a small amount of pottery dated to the Late Iron Age. The lower fills of the well/waterhole contained worked wood and samples taken may have contained preserved plant matter. The presence of trackways was demonstrated by the parallel arrangements of ditches. There was evidence for maintenance and renewal of the tracks in the form of multiple ditch cuts. Artefacts from the ditches were scarce, but suggested a Roman date. The trackways were probably part of the continuation of the field system identified during the 1970s to the west of the current quarry. Given the distribution of features it was highly likely further archaeological remains would be identified once the subsoil was removed over the remainder of the phase 3 excavation area. [Au(abr)]
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M Luke
Mark Phillips
Anna M Slowikowski
Holly B Duncan
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Albion Archaeology
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2001
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Roman (Auto Detected Temporal)
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Late Iron Age (MIDAS)
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Date Of Issue From: 2001 Date Of Coverage From: 01 Date Of Coverage To: 01 Editorial Expansion: Site name: WHITSUNDOLES FARM, SALFORD
Study area: 0.87ha
Investigation type: Post-determination/Research
District: Mid Bedfordshire
Monument: RIDGE AND FURROW. Medieval (1066-1540), PIT. Prehistoric, [finds]. Roman (AD43-410), [finds]. Late Iron Age, TRACKWAY. Roman (AD43-410), PIT. Undated, GULLY. Undated, BOUNDARY DITCH. Post-medieval (1540-1901), DITCH. Undated, POST HOLE. Undated, WELL. Lat
Ngr: SP92204005
Parish: Hulcote and Salford
Postcode: MK178BU
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19 Jan 2009