0020… Excavation Reports

Edited by Adrian Kerton

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From Cotswold Archaeology

Hortham Hospital, Almondsbury
Cotswold Archaeology was commissioned to undertake an Archaeological Evaluation of land at the former Hortham Hospital, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire. The Evaluation results indicate that late prehistoric and Romano-British deposits survive within the study area. Post-medieval field boundaries, all of which correlate closely with the 1838 tithe map and 1880 Ordnance Survey map, were also identified.

National Blood Service, Filton
An Archaeological Evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology at the proposed National Blood Service site at Filton, South Gloucestershire. Three undated tree-throw pits and several modern features were exposed during the Evaluation. All of the trenches exposed a similar sequence of soils comprising natural substrate overlain by topsoil, and it seems likely that the site was stripped down to the natural substrate in the past.

Employment Land, Hewlett Packard, Filton
An Archaeological Evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in September 2007 at Hewlett Packard’s Filton site. A small number of ditches and numerous land drains were identified and where dating evidence was recovered these were demonstrably of modern date. A large dump of industrial waste was also identified. This remains undated, although it was observed to predate an overlaying land drain. A single sherd of medieval pottery was recovered from an unstratified context. One part of the site was also found to have been completely buried under modern building waste and re-deposited natural clay to a depth in excess of one metre.

Cotswold Archaeology carried out an Evaluation, consisting of 19 trenches, on land to the north-east of Hawkins Crescent, Bradley Stoke, South Gloucestershire. Two ditches and several gullies were identified. Two of the gullies contained single abraded sherds of Romano-British pottery. However, the ditches and gullies are aligned at a right angle to a surviving hedgerow and as such it is perhaps more likely that the ditches are former post-medieval field boundaries and the gullies part of an associated field drainage system.

Helicopter Air Ops, Almondsbury
An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Cotswold
Archaeology in November 2015 at Helicopter Air Ops, Gloucester
Road, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire. Forty five trenches
were excavated.
Features mostly comprising shallow undated ditches were recorded
sealed below subsoil and alluvial deposits. One of the ditches
contained two sherds of abraded Roman pottery that may be
residual. A sparsity of finds evidence in general across the site
suggests the features relate to agricultural activity perhaps within
the hinterland of known Roman and/or medieval settlement in the
vicinity, but outside the settlements themselves

Avon Archaeological Unit

Avon Archaeological Unit provides Archaeological Consultancy across Bristol and the South West. With over twenty years of practical experience our core work is the provision of independent archaeological consultancy including documentary research, fieldwork and reporting as part of the planning process. In addition we carry out wholly academic research and public presentations.

Their reports for Gloucestershire can be found here. AAU projects

Foxes Field, Ebley Road, Stonehouse, AC Young 2009
Roman Roadside Settlement at Hall End, South Gloucestershire: Survey & Excavations AC Young 2009

Wessex Water Discharge Pipeline, South Gloucestershire : Archaeological Survey & Excavations 2003-4: AC Young

Abbey Camp, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire: Archaeological Monitoring Project – AC Young 2013

Castlemeads to Brockworth Cable Lay, Gloucester: Archaeological Monitoring 2012 – AC Young 2012

Sites off Rock Street and Bath Road, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire: Archaeological Recording during redevelopment – DEY Young 2008

Oldbury-on-Severn to Berkeley HV Interconnector (Z Route), South Gloucestershire: Archaeological Monitoring Project – AC Young 2011
Lemon Field, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire: Archaeological Evaluation Project – AC Young 2011

Land at Harry Stoke, Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire: Archaeological Evaluation Project – J Samuel & AC Young 1996

Excavation of two Prehistoric Enclosures at The Beeches, London Road, Cirencester,
Gloucestershire – JGP Erskine & D Young 2012

Winterbourne Court Farm Tithe Barn: Archaeological Recording Project – L Hume MA & AC Young AIfA 2009

Tockington Park Farm, Olveston, South Gloucestershire: Archaeological Recording during refurbishment and modernisation 2007-8 – AC Young 2010

Frith Farm, Frith Lane, Wickwar, South Gloucestershire: Archaeological Building Recording & Watching Brief Project – AC Young 2014

The Old Crypt School Room, Church of St Mary de Crypt, Southgate Street, Gloucester: Archaeological Evaluation Project – K Potter with Dr N Corcos 2013

Excavations at the shrunken medieval settlement of Harry Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Bristol 1987 – AC Young 1994

Pomphrey Hill Sports Pavilion, Mangotsfield, Bristol: Archaeological Watching Brief – S Newns & AC Young 2010

Wisteria House, Camp Road, Oldbury-on-Severn, South Gloucestershire: Archaeological Recording during development – DEY Young 2007