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Headington and Marston

Lithic artefacts from test pits in East Oxford

This report summarises the results of an analysis of lithic artefacts recovered during a programme of test pit excavation carried out between 2010 and 2014 by the East Oxford Archaeology and History Project, or ARCHEOX.  A total of 71 pieces of flint with a combined weight of 411g were recovered from 31 of the 73 test pits excavated by the project.  These finds are grouped into a series of 10 loosely defined test pit clusters. With the exception of a post-medieval gunflint and a Mesolithic microlith none of these artefacts is chronologically diagnostic.

Geophysical Survey at St Michael's Primary School, Marston

Oxford, Oxfordshire OX3 0EJ, UK

The East Oxford Archaeology and History Project conducted 0.04 hectares of gradiometer survey on land immediately to the south east of St Michael’s CE Primary School, Marston Road, Oxford.  Interference from ferrous reinforcing in a nearby area of concrete hard-standing caused magnetic interference across much of the small survey area.  Several strongly magnetic signals probably

Headington field names

Field Names of Headington (including Old Headington, New Headington, Quarry, Barton and Wick)

by Nina Curtis and Anita Martin

Tamesubugus made this

Investigation into the Roman name Tamesubugus found inscribed into a piece of pottery during the construction of the Churchill Hospital, Headington.  For more information see the attached .pdf document

Test Pit 20 - Warneford Hospital Grounds

Warneford Hospital and Clinic, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX3, UK

The evidence from this test pit, dug in Warneford Hospital’s grounds, added interesting aspects to the story of this part of East Oxford. The hospital was built in 1831 to house mentally disturbed patients.

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Test Pit 16 - Edgeway Road, Marston

Edgeway Rd, Oxfordshire OX3, UK

Test pit 16 was located in the garden of a house on the south side of Edgeway Road in a small level lawn. The house is one of a short terrace of houses ending in an office block. The terrace and the office were built in 1988 on the site of a garage remembered by a local resident in the 1930s.  A jump in house numbering suggests that the relatively new terrace may occupy the site of older cottages that preceded the garage, and the test pit results would seem to confirm this.

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