Headland Archaeology Ltd [Archaeological Investigations Ltd]
Archaeological Survey of Land adjacent to Longtown Primary School
Guest Contribution: Introduction
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Ewyas Lacy Study Group
The archaeological work took the form of archaeological excavation and recording, with the aim of adding to our understanding of the occupation and origins of occupation in this area and the nature of that occupation throughout the medieval period. Previous evaluations by Marches Archaeology and English Heritage demonstrated some degree of disturbance from allotment digging as well as the structural remains of a medieval building associated with fragmentary floor surfaces. The occupation was dated to the 13th / 14th century with a gap in the pottery record until the 16th century indicating possible abandonment of the site. The parts of the site further back from the road had been quarry pitted. The recent excavation of the site produced only two potsherds from the medieval period; the majority of finds were post-medieval or modern. No finds or features of earlier date were present within the excavated areas.