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Hanslope, Northamptonshire

Hanslope, Northamptonshire

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Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Videotext Communications Ltd to undertake a programme of archaeological recording and post-excavation work on an archaeological evaluation undertaken by Channel 4’s ‘Time Team’ at Oliver’s Meadow, Gordon’s Lodge Farm, Hanslope, nr Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, centred on NGR 477140 248100. Gordon’s Lodge Farm lies approximately 3km to the west of the village of Hanslope, on the road between Hanslope and Grafton Regis.
Since 1998 the field known as Oliver’s Meadow has been subject to archaeological investigation by the Gordon’s Lodge Archaeological Field School (GLAFS). This work has identified two large sub circular enclosures close to the south eastern edge of the field, one of which is the subject of an ongoing excavation. The preliminary results from this indicate that the enclosure contains at least one building, with stone footings, as well as areas of industrial activity, dating from the 11th to early 13th century.
Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Videotext Communications Ltd to undertake a programme of archaeological recording and post-excavation work on an archaeological evaluation undertaken by Channel 4’s ‘Time Team’ at Oliver’s Meadow, Gordon’s Lodge Farm, Hanslope, nr Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, centred on NGR 477140 248100. Gordon’s Lodge Farm lies approximately 3km to the west of the village of Hanslope, on the road between Hanslope and Grafton Regis.
Since 1998 the field known as Oliver’s Meadow has been subject to archaeological investigation by the Gordon’s Lodge Archaeological Field School (GLAFS). This work has identified two large sub circular enclosures close to the south eastern edge of the field, one of which is the subject of an ongoing excavation. The preliminary results from this indicate that the enclosure contains at least one building, with stone footings, as well as areas of industrial activity, dating from the 11th to early 13th century.

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OLIVER’S MEADOW, GORDON’S LODGE FARMHANSLOPE, NR GRAFTON REGIS,NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.
REPORT ON AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION ANDAN ASSESSMENT OF THE RESULTS
Document Ref. 55763October 2005
Prepared for:
Videotext Communications Ltd49 Goldhawk RoadLONDONSW1 8QP
By:
Wessex ArchaeologyPortway HouseOld Sarum Park SALISBURYWiltshireSP4 6EB
© Copyright Wessex Archaeology Limited 2005, all rights reserved Wessex Archaeology Limited, Registered Charity No. 287786 
 
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OLIVER’S MEADOW, GORDON’S LODGE FARMHANSLOPE, NR GRAFTON REGIS,NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.
REPORT ON AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION ANDAN ASSESSMENT OF THE RESULTS
Contents1INTRODUCTION...............................................................................................71.1Project Background...................................................................................71.2Geology, Topography and Hydrogrology................................................71.3Archaeological and historical background..............................................82METHODS.........................................................................................................112.1Introduction..............................................................................................11
Geophysical Survey (by GSB Prospection Limited)..................................11
2.2Aims and objectives.................................................................................12
 Excavation..................................................................................................12
2.3Evaluation methods..................................................................................133RESULTS...........................................................................................................133.1Geophysical survey (by GSB Prospection Limited)..............................13
The larger enclosure (Enclosure B)...........................................................14The smaller enclosure (Enclosure A).........................................................14
3.2Excavation.................................................................................................14
Trench 1 (Figure 4)....................................................................................14Trench 2 (Figure 5)....................................................................................15Trench 3 (Figure 6)....................................................................................16 Trench 4 (Figure 7)....................................................................................18Trench 5 (Figure 8)....................................................................................19
4FINDS.................................................................................................................204.2Pottery.......................................................................................................214.3Metalwork.................................................................................................234.4Other Finds...............................................................................................234.5Animal Bone.............................................................................................24
 Introduction................................................................................................24Condition and preservation.......................................................................24Species identification.................................................................................24Summary.....................................................................................................26 
4.6Potential and recommendations.............................................................265ENVIRONMENTAL EVIDENCE...................................................................275.1Samples taken and palaeo-environmental evidence.............................275.2Charred Plant Remains and Charcoals.................................................27
Charred plant remains...............................................................................27 Charcoal.....................................................................................................27  Land Snails.................................................................................................28
5.3Potential and proposals for further work..............................................286DISCUSSION.....................................................................................................29

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