Aaronson, J. (2016). 11-15 HIGH STREET SOUTH, DUNSTABLE, BEDFORDSHIRE, LU6 3RZ A programme of archaeological evaluation . Compass Archaeology Ltd. https://doi.org/10.5284/1044545. Cite this using datacite Cite this using datacite

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11-15 HIGH STREET SOUTH, DUNSTABLE, BEDFORDSHIRE, LU6 3RZ A programme of archaeological evaluation
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Compass Archaeology were commissioned to undertake an archaeological evaluation exercise on the site of 11-15 High Street South between 24th March and 5th April 2016. A series of 8 trial trenches were dug within the footprint of the existing building with an additional pit dug in the rear yard of the property making a total of 9 trial trenches. Archaeological deposits and features were encountered in 8 of the 9 trial trenches, including former cellars; wall footings; construction and demolition surfaces; post holes; stake holes and several large pits. A relatively large assemblage of post-medieval pottery of 17th to 19th century date was recovered from the backfilled pits and cellars, and several sherds of residual 12th to 14th century pottery were also identified. A single sherd of Roman-British grog-tempered ware indicates nearby Roman activity. Archaeology was often encountered immediately below the existing concrete floor slab. The most interesting feature encountered was in the 9th trial trench in the rear yard of the property. In the southeast section of the pit a large Totternhoe clunch wall footing was unearthed aligned NNW-SSE. Dumped against this wall footing was a large quantity of demolition debris comprised of mortar dust mixed with crushed tile, chalk and Totternhoe clunch. This material probably derived from a building associated with the footing. The size and form of the footing suggests it is related to the medieval Priory. Natural chalk was encountered in 6 of the 9 trial trenches at depths of between 0.17m and 0.93m below the existing ground surfaces.
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J Aaronson
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Compass Archaeology Ltd
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Central Bedfordshire HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2016
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Site: 11-15 High Street South
County: BEDFORDSHIRE
District: SOUTH BEDFORDSHIRE
Parish: DUNSTABLE
Country: England
Grid Reference: 501950, 221845 (Easting, Northing)
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CLAY TOBACCO PIPE (Find) Post Medieval (GLL)
FLOOR TILE (Find) Medieval (GLL)
GLASS (Find) Post Medieval (GLL)
POTTERY (Find) Medieval (GLL)
POTTERY (Find) Post Medieval (GLL)
POTTERY (Find) Roman (GLL)
CELLAR (Monus) Post Medieval (GLL)
PITS (Monus) Post Medieval (GLL)
POST HOLES (Monus) Medieval (GLL)
UNDERGROUND STRUCTURE (Monus) Post Medieval (GLL)
WALL FOOTING (Monus) Medieval (GLL)
WALL FOOTINGS (Monus) Post Medieval (GLL)
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OASIS Id: compassa1-250740
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A summary of the evaluation detailing site background, known history, research objectives, methodology, and description of archaeological deposits and features recorded supplemented by illustrations and photographs. Conclusions and recommendations for next phase of work given.
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06 Nov 2017
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