Russel, J., (2013). Report on A Watching Brief and Archaeological Excavation at Lepe,. Southampton City Council Archaeology Unit.

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Report on A Watching Brief and Archaeological Excavation at Lepe,
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Southampton Archaeology Unit unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1027752
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An archaeological investigation was carried out by Southampton City Council Archaeology Unit for Halcrow Group Limited on behalf of Scotia Gas Networks at Lepe, prior to the laying of the Cross-Solent gas pipeline. This covered the areas to be used as a site compound, a drill site, the 3km long pipe-stringing area and associated works. Twenty-two areas were stripped. Most contained no archaeological features or only post-medieval ditches. A number of flints were recovered including a Mesolithic core and later prehistoric pieces. One trench, T11, produced a complex area of Romano-British activity including ditches, pits, kilns/hearths and structural features. This area was subject to further work to retrieve dating and environmental evidence. This revealed some evidence of 1st and 2nd century activity but the main phases of occupation dated to the 3rd and 4th centuries, when a rectilinear field system, aligned on the nearby Roman road, was laid out across the landscape, followed by the production of grog-tempered pottery in a number of small stone-built kilns. Air photos and previously discovered finds suggest this newly discovered settlement covered an area some 300m square straddling the narrow strip of land along which Roman Road Margary 423 passed to reach the coast of the Solent less than 1km to the south. The settlement undoubtedly formed an important node between land and sea trade in the Roman period and will merit further research.
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J Russel
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Southampton City Council Archaeology Unit
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
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2013
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Site: Lepe Cross-Solent Gas Main
Parish: EXBURY AND LEPE
District: NEW FOREST
County: HAMPSHIRE
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Lepe
Grid Reference: 444950, 101420 (Easting, Northing)
Grid Reference: 445900, 98770 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Pottery Roman
Monus: Field System Roman
Monus: Pottery Kiln Roman
Monus: Ring Ditch Roman
Roman
Temporal - Auto Detected: Later Prehistoric
Temporal - Auto Detected: 2nd Century
Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: Mesolithic
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OASIS Id: southamp2-145495
OBIB: Southampton Archaeology Report 1054
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A4 Grey Literature bound report
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28 Nov 2016
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