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ABINGDON ARCHAEOLOGICAL GEOPHYSICS

 

 

 

VILLAGE

In 2012 we located a settlement, which is probably a late Roman village, near Cholsey in Oxfordshire.

The field was grass covered and no finds could be seen on the surface so the only dating evidence is from coins reported by a metal detectorist. The site was not known to the Historic Environment Record, which had a single barrow there. We found several barrow ditches, but none where they said it was supposed to be. This demonstrates that the absence from the Historic Environment Record does not indicate the absence of archaeological remains.

Grids 30 metres square.

                        magnetometer survey of settlement with earlier barrows

     Magnetometry survey of probable Roman settlement with earlier barrow ditches.