Prehistoric to post-medieval occupation at Dowd’s Farm, Hedge End, Hampshire

Clelland, S E, Chandler, John [Contributor], Grant, Michael J. [Contributor], Leivers, Matt [Contributor], Norcott, David [Contributor], Pelling, Ruth [Contributor] and Seager Smith, Rachael [Contributor] (2012) Prehistoric to post-medieval occupation at Dowd’s Farm, Hedge End, Hampshire. Hampshire Studies, 67(1), pp. 142-173. ISSN (print) 1368-2709

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Excavation at Dowd’s Farm, Hedge End, revealed evidence for Mesolithic to post-medieval activity. Mesolithic and Neolithic activity is attested by a small flint assemblage. A concentration of Bronze Age pits provides the first evidence for permanent occupation and an associated burnt tree-throw hole may suggest that tree clearance was being undertaken. Late Iron Age activity centred on two large ditched enclosures and an associated activity area, together with drainage, boundary and trackway ditches. Early medieval occupation focused on an area to the north of the existing farmhouse. Possible continuation of the field system established in the medieval period into the post-medieval period is suggested. Work on documentary sources has provided further evidence for occupation at Dowd’s Farm during the medieval and post-medieval periods.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Archaeology
Geography and environmental studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017) > Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research
Depositing User: Michael Grant
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2013 08:50
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 15:52

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