Archer, J., Children, G. and Logan, W. (2008). Archaeological Evaluation at Land adjacent to Ellesmere Business Park, Oswestry Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire. Border Archaeology. https://doi.org/10.5284/1001928. Cite this using datacite

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Archaeological Evaluation at Land adjacent to Ellesmere Business Park, Oswestry Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire
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Border Archaeology unpublished report series
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An archaeological programme of work was carried out on 2.2ha of land adjacent to Ellesmere Business Park in Shropshire, where aerial photography has revealed evidence of a double-ditched cropmark feature of unknown date and function. The initial phase of work comprised a geophysical (magnetometry) survey, which identified a number of positive responses, suggesting the presence of cut features such as ditches and pits. These results, in conjunction with aerial photographic evidence, were then used to assist in the locating of six evaluation trenches. Of these, Trenches 1 and 2 were positioned with respect to the cropmark feature shown on the aerial photography and revealed the remains of two ditches possibly forming part of a double ditch enclosure. Trenches 3 and 4 were located in the southern part of the site, where the geophysical survey indicated several possible sub-rectilinear or curvilinear features. Trench 3 revealed part of a very large shallow ditch, measuring approximately 7m wide and 0.6m deep, while Trench 4 contained two ditches running parallel with a third, probably post-medieval ditch, cutting across the outer one. The survey also indicated a series of pit-like features aligned roughly northwest/southeast in the northern area of the site and a trench (Trench 6) was opened in this area to investigate these features. However, what appeared to be pits were in fact patches of loose sand, which probably represented natural variations in the geological composition of this site. The larger linear features revealed in the evaluation trenching appear to be enclosure or boundary ditches and parallels may be drawn between these features and other sub-rectangular and rectangular enclosure sites, existing as cropmarks, which have been identified in aerial photography just across the border in Flintshire and which may be of late prehistoric date.
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J Archer
G Children
W Logan
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Border Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Shropshire HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2008
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Site: Ellesmere Business Park
Parish: ELLESMERE RURAL
District: NORTH SHROPSHIRE
County: SHROPSHIRE
Country: England
Grid Reference: 338920, 334300 (Easting, Northing)
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OASIS Id: borderar1-40825
OBIB: BA0805SCCEBP
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A4 ring bound report
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23 Nov 2016
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