Archer, J. and Abrams, J. (2006). Galley Hill, Hillfort, Sandy, Bedfordshire: Archaeological Field Evaluation. Bedford: Albion Archaeology. https://doi.org/10.5284/1001187. Cite this using datacite

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Galley Hill, Hillfort, Sandy, Bedfordshire: Archaeological Field Evaluation
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Albion Archaeology unpublished report series
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63
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1001187
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The evaluation was successful in significantly augmenting knowledge and understanding of the use of Galley Hill, both before and after construction of the hillfort. Trench 1 successfully identified the entrance. It was located in the northern perimeter of the monument. The entrance was c.3m wide and therefore would have allowed the passage of pedestrians and carts. The remains of a ditch, bank and associated pit and post holes were recorded in Trench 2. The ditch was aligned north-west to south-east, the pit and post holes north-east to south-west. These not only demonstrated the excellent standard of preservation within the monument, they also suggested that evidence of internal sub-divisions, possible entrance ways and structural remains, were preserved within the interior of the monument. The borehole survey successfully identified the existence of a large cut feature in the location predicted by the earlier earthwork survey. Further investigation of these remains would be of enormous interest given their relatively early date, and the role they must have played in the origins and development of the main hillfort. The investigation confirmed that Galley Hill contained well preserved, securely dated archaeological remains of local, regional and national interest. No well preserved environmental remains were identified within the monument but it was thought that more extensive investigation may redress this. [Au(abr)]
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J Archer
Joe Abrams
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Albion Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Central Bedfordshire HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2006
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Site: Galley Hill, Sandy
County: BEDFORDSHIRE
District: MID BEDFORDSHIRE
Parish: SANDY
Country: England
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FLINT (Find) EARLY BRONZE AGE (GLL)
POTTERY (Find) EARLY BRONZE AGE (GLL)
POTTERY (Find) EARLY IRON AGE (GLL)
POTTERY (Find) LATE BRONZE AGE (GLL)
EARTHWORK (Monus) LATE BRONZE AGE (GLL)
HILLFORT (Monus) IRON AGE (GLL)
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OASIS Id: albionar1-16326
OBIB: 2006/59
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A4 Bound report with cream cover Note from AIP record: Date Of Issue From: 2006 Date Of Coverage From: 01 Date Of Coverage To: 01 Editorial Expansion: Site name: GALLEY HILL HILLFORT, SANDY
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Investigation type: Evaluation
District: Mid Bedfordshire
Monument: DITCH. Iron Age, BANK (EARTHWORK). Iron Age
Ngr: TL1849847834
Parish: Sandy
Postcode: SG192AB
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18 Aug 2017