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Land at Island Farm, Ottery St Mary

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Issued in:
2018
Report Number:
15791

Report Description

Archaeological  strip,  map  and  sample  excavations  were
undertaken  by  Cotswold  Archaeology  in  March  and  April 2014  at
the request of Waddeton Park Ltd at Island Farm, Ottery St Mary,
in  advance  of  housing  development  by  Bovis  Homes  Ltd.  Four
separate  areas  were  excavated  across  the  8.6-ha  development
site.
The four excavation areas, chosen for their archaeological potential
as  identified  in  previous  evaluations,  all  revealed archaeological
features. These included pits yielding flints of Mesolithic and early
Neolithic date, and most significantly, a medieval building that had
apparently  suffered  fire  damage  and  preserved  evidence  of  its
wooden  structure  and  stored  crops.  There  were  numerous
drainage  ditches,  some  of  which  may  have  been  prehistoric,  but
most  medieval  and  later.  Some  corresponded  to  19th-century
mapped field boundaries

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  • Lat/Long: 50.747719, -3.2909415
  • OS Grid Reference: SY 09020 95030