Phillips, M. (2007). The Wixams, Elstow, Bedfordshire: Archaeological Investigation, Areas 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9. Bedford: Albion Archaeology. https://doi.org/10.5284/1004158. Cite this using datacite

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The Wixams, Elstow, Bedfordshire: Archaeological Investigation, Areas 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9
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Albion Archaeology unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1004158
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Albion Archaeology undertook an archaeological watching brief on selected areas of land forming part of The Wixams development in advance of road and house construction. The archaeological works were commissioned by RPS Planning, on behalf of Gallagher Estates. The archaeological Strip, Map and Sample works were undertaken in Areas 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9, lying to either side of the A6 and occupying an area of c. 5.8ha. Other archaeological mitigation works associated with the development were undertaken in other parts of the development and will be reported separately. The occupation evidence in Area 2 consisted of boundary ditches, small gullies and pits. The ditches had been significantly damaged by later medieval/post-medieval furrows. The surviving segments of ditch were aligned NW-SE and NE-SW, suggesting that they were the remains of enclosures for settlement or agriculture. The features contained a small, abraded assemblage of pottery dating from the 2nd to 4th century AD and small quantities of other occupation debris. This combined evidence suggests the presence of the heavily truncated remains of part of the periphery of an enclosed farmstead. Ridge and furrow earthworks, extant in Areas 5, 6 and 9 and ploughed out in Area 2, demonstrate that these areas formed part of the open fields of the township of Wilshamstead in the medieval/post-medieval period.
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Mark Phillips
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Albion Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Bedford Borough HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2007
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Site: The Wixams SMS Areas 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9
Parish: WILSHAMSTEAD
District: BEDFORD
County: BEDFORDSHIRE
Country: England
Grid Reference: 505750, 244380 (Easting, Northing)
Grid Reference: 505830, 244240 (Easting, Northing)
Grid Reference: 505420, 244300 (Easting, Northing)
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POST MEDIEVAL (Historic England Periods) Animal Remains (Object England)
ROMAN (Historic England Periods) Animal Remains (Object England)
ROMAN (Historic England Periods) Hobnails (Find)
POST MEDIEVAL (Historic England Periods) Sherd (Object England)
ROMAN (Historic England Periods) Sherd (Object England)
Uncertain (GLL) Ditch (Monument Type England)
ROMAN (Historic England Periods) Ditch (Monument Type England)
POST MEDIEVAL (Historic England Periods) Furrows (Monus)
ROMAN (Historic England Periods) Gullies (Monus)
Uncertain (GLL) Gully (Monument Type England)
ROMAN (Historic England Periods) Pits (Monus)
UNCERTAIN (Historic England Periods) Pits (Monus)
FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT) (Event)
EXCAVATION (Event)
WATCHING BRIEF (Event)
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OASIS Id: albionar1-58332
OBIB: 2007/111
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A4 comb bound report
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23 Nov 2016