Monument record 0672400000 - The Orchard site, off Walton Road, Aylesbury

Summary

Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age settlement remains found during excavation

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (3)

  • POST BUILT STRUCTURE (Middle Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 1600 BC to 401 BC?)
  • ROUND HOUSE (DOMESTIC)? (Middle Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 1600 BC to 401 BC?)
  • PIT (Middle Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 1600 BC to 401 BC?)

Description

Remains of pits and at least 4 circular post-built structures, possibly small roundhouses, were identified during excavations carried out by Thames Valley Archaeological Service from November 1994-January 1995. Associated pottery and flintwork indicated a date from the Middle Bronze Age to the Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age. The circular structures ranged in size from 5.3m diameter to 8.8m diameter, and none appeared to have central postholes, porches or eaves-drip gullies (B1).

Sources (2)

  • <1>SBC19065 Unpublished document: Thames Valley Archaeological Services. 1996. The Excavation of Saxon and Bronze Age deposits at the Orchard site, Walton Rd., Walton, Aylesbury.
  • <2>SBC22145 Bibliographic reference: Steve Ford, Isca Howell and Kate Taylor (et al). 2004. The Archaeology of the Aylesbury-Chalgrove Gas Pipeline, and the Orchard, Walton Road, Aylesbury.

Location

Grid reference SP 82378 13293 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Civil Parish AYLESBURY, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (9)

  • SHERD (Middle Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 1600 BC to 401 BC)
  • LOOMWEIGHT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 10000 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • CORE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • DEBITAGE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • FABRICATOR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Intervention: Excavation (Ref: WRA 94) (EBC16063)

Record last edited

Apr 7 2011 1:09PM

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