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Yelnow Villa, Bedfordshire

Yelnow Villa, Bedfordshire

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Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Videotext Communications Ltd. to carry out a archaeological recording and post-excavation analysis on an evaluation at Yelnow Villa at Colworth Science Park, Bedfordshire (centred on NGR 497250 259750) as part of Channel 4's ‘Time Team’ television series. Seven trenches were excavated to demonstrate the extent, character and condition of the villa remains.
The evaluation has provided a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the Yelnow villa site and the activity in the immediate locale. At least two, and possibly three broad phases of activity were identified. In addition, the unstratified find of a Neolithic stone macehead is of interest, but could not be related to any traces of activity of this period on the site.
The remains of one, possibly two round-houses of probable Middle to Late Iron Age date were revealed, with remnants of stone walling and interior surface. These structures had been heavily truncated, and produced only a small quantity of artefactual material.
The excavated evidence is insufficient to demonstrate continuity between the Iron Age and Romano-British phases of the site, but the villa may have developed from a native predecessor. The round-house(s) lay within a sub-rectangular enclosure, as revealed by the geophysical survey, but as this feature was not excavated it is uncertain whether it was contemporary with the Iron Age occupation or later, or whether it incorporated more than one phase of ditches.
Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Videotext Communications Ltd. to carry out a archaeological recording and post-excavation analysis on an evaluation at Yelnow Villa at Colworth Science Park, Bedfordshire (centred on NGR 497250 259750) as part of Channel 4's ‘Time Team’ television series. Seven trenches were excavated to demonstrate the extent, character and condition of the villa remains.
The evaluation has provided a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the Yelnow villa site and the activity in the immediate locale. At least two, and possibly three broad phases of activity were identified. In addition, the unstratified find of a Neolithic stone macehead is of interest, but could not be related to any traces of activity of this period on the site.
The remains of one, possibly two round-houses of probable Middle to Late Iron Age date were revealed, with remnants of stone walling and interior surface. These structures had been heavily truncated, and produced only a small quantity of artefactual material.
The excavated evidence is insufficient to demonstrate continuity between the Iron Age and Romano-British phases of the site, but the villa may have developed from a native predecessor. The round-house(s) lay within a sub-rectangular enclosure, as revealed by the geophysical survey, but as this feature was not excavated it is uncertain whether it was contemporary with the Iron Age occupation or later, or whether it incorporated more than one phase of ditches.

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Wessex Archaeology 
May 2009Ref: 68738 
Yelnow Villa, Colworth Science ParkBedfordshire
 Archaeological Evaluation and Assessment of Results
 
 Yelnow Villa, Colworth Science Park,Bedfordshire
Archaeological Evaluation and Assessment of Results
Prepared on behalf of:
Videotext Communications Ltd49 Goldhawk RoadLONDONSW1 8QP
By:
Wessex ArchaeologyPortway HouseOld Sarum ParkSALISBURYSP4 6EB
Report reference: 68738.01May 2009
© Wessex Archaeology Limited 2009, all rights reserved Wessex Archaeology Limited is a Registered Charity No. 287786 
 
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 Yelnow Villa, Colworth Science Park,Bedfordshire
Archaeological Evaluation and Assessment of Results
Contents
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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES...................................................................................11.1Project Background.................................................................................11.2Site Description........................................................................................11.3Archaeological and Historical Background...........................................11.4Previous Archaeological Work................................................................32AIMS AND OBJECTIVES...................................................................................52.1Project Aims..............................................................................................53METHODOLOGY................................................................................................53.1Geophysical Survey.................................................................................53.2Evaluation Trenches................................................................................64RESULTS............................................................................................................64.1Introduction...............................................................................................64.2Geophysical Survey (Figure 2)................................................................64.3Evaluation Trenches................................................................................7
Iron Age......................................................................................................7 Roman ( 
Figures 4-6 
 ).................................................................................8 Post Medieval / Modern............................................................................11
5FINDS................................................................................................................115.1Introduction.............................................................................................115.2Pottery.....................................................................................................125.3Ceramic Building Material (CBM)..........................................................135.4Stone........................................................................................................145.5Flint..........................................................................................................145.6Glass........................................................................................................145.7Coins........................................................................................................145.8Metalwork................................................................................................155.9Jet............................................................................................................155.10Animal Bone............................................................................................165.11Other Finds.............................................................................................175.12Potential and Recommendations..........................................................176PALAEO-ENVIRONMENTAL EVIDENCE........................................................176.1Introduction.............................................................................................176.2Charred Plant Remains and Charcoal..................................................176.3Land and Fresh/Brackish Water Molluscs...........................................186.4Discussion..............................................................................................197DISCUSSION.....................................................................................................208RECOMMENDATIONS.....................................................................................219ARCHIVE...........................................................................................................2110REFERENCES..................................................................................................22Appendix 1:
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