Windsor Great Park

Report by B Garner of probable route of London-Silchester Roman road. Three sitings of probable gravel road surface are noted suggesting confirmation of an alignment joining the Sunningdale Road to the north end of Bakeham House. A possible agger is also noted, helping to confirm the line. (260)

Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe

Fieldwalking of an area proposed for mineral extraction carried out by Graham Hayman of SCAU for Hall Aggregates (Thames Valley) Ltd produced 34 pieces of struck flint, randomly distributed over the site. No diagnostic pieces were recovered, but most of the pieces are probably Neolithic or Bronze Age in date.

Thorpe Lea Nurseries, Egham

Evaluation by trial trenching in advance of gravel extraction, by Graham Hayman of SCAU for Hall Aggregates Ltd, adjacent to an area where work in 1989/90 had revealed Bronze Age and Roman features, revealed more extensive features, indicating occupation of mid-late Iron Age to 4th century date, with some evidence from the Bronze Age.

M25 Junctions 12 to 15

Evaluation by the Oxford Archaeological Unit for Chris Blandford Associates along the line of proposed link roads beside the M25. Nine sites were tested by a combination of trial pitting and test pitting: Thorpe Fields; land west of Thorpe by-pass; land between Longside Lake and Great Fosters; land north of Wickham Lane; the Unigate Dairies, Egham; land west of Queensmead Lake; Yeoveney Lodge; Cambridge Kennels; and Poyle Meadows. Of these sites, four contained positive archaeological evidence.

Land East of River Park Avenue, Egham

A watching brief by R Poulton, P Jones, N Marples and M Dover of SCAU for C A Cornish & Assocs, was carried out during groundworks for redevelopment. The site lies immediately south of the Thames and fluvial deposits were identified across most of the site. Some pieces of axe-trimmed wood were recovered from the lower deposits; no dating material was recovered, but these pieces are thought likely to be prehistoric in date. Observations on works to The Causeway, which lies immediately south of the site, indicated that little, if any, of the original make up survived in this section.

Wey Manor Farm, Addlestone

Evaluation in 1994 of the first phases (centred TQ 062 630) proposed for mineral extraction, by Graham Hayman of SCAU on behalf of Ready Mixed Concrete (United Kingdom) Ltd. The area adjacent to the river Wey was found to consist of flood plain deposits and no features or finds of archaeological interest were recovered. The remaining areas produced evidence for numerous archaeological features indicating a concentration of activity, probably settlement, on an area of higher ground. Here pits, ditches and a possible ring-gully produced finds of prehistoric (Bronze or Iron Age) and Roman date.


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