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Title :

Excavations in Newbury, Berkshire, 1979-1990

Authors :
VINCE, A. G. ; LOBB, S. J. ; RICHARDS, J. C. ; MEPHAM, Lorraine ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Excavations, evaluations and watching briefs were carried out as a response to increasing redevelopments in the centre of Newbury, and with the broad objective of determining the origins and development of medieval settlement in the historic town centre. The discovery of the documented 12th c. castle was also a subsidiary aim. Fieldwork concentrated around the area of the market place. Results support the documentary evidence. Burgage plots on Bartholomew Street and Cheap Street had been occupied from the 11th c., confirming that this was part of the original town. Before this date, the area had been used for agriculture and possibly also settlement from at least the 10th c. Artefacts from the medieval levels in this area include well-stratified sequences of pottery, metalwork, and faunal remains, and environmental data has been extracted from soil supplies. The substantial pottery sequence is especially significant for the study of medieval ceramics in west Berkshire. No evidence was recovered to support the site of the castle, although a quantity of medieval pottery, potentially from the site of the castle, was recovered. ;
Pagination/Size :
168 ; ix, 168 p.; 66 ill.; maps; plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Archéologie ; Art du métal ; Château fort ; Fouilles ; Grande-Bretagne ; Matériel archéologique ; Moyen Age ; Newbury (Berks, GBR) ; Petite ville ; Poterie ; Trouvaille ; Utilisation du territoire ; 1100-1200 ; 900-1200 ;
Descriptors :
Archaeological finds ; Archaeological materials ; Archaeology ; Castles ; Excavations ; Great Britain ; Land use ; Medieval ; Metalwork ; Newbury (Berks, GBR) ; Pottery ; Towns ; 1100-1200 ; 900-1200 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24992471 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 1874350213 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Trust for Wessex Archaeology, Salisbury
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;