Pit or post hole, Langley Brook, West of Allen End

Description of this historic site

A Prehistoric pit or post hole was uncovered during archaeological work at Langley Brook, west of Allen End.

Notes about this historic site

1 Pit/post hole found in line with the west entrance of a pennanular gully (WA 9109) contained the waterlogged base of a very large oak tree. Preliminary study suggests that the denchronological sequence CANNOT be matched.
2This pit cut pennanular ditch 300363 (MWA9108). Within the fill was a large slab of waterlogged squared oak, presumably the base of a substantial post. Its underside was flat, probably sawn. Although it was not suitable for dendrochronological analysis, a sample was taken for radiocarbon dating, producing a Middle Iron Age date of 370-11 cal BC. It was packed with sub-rounded cobbles.

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