Possible Quarry 1300m E of Bishops Tachbrook

Description of this historic site

Two possible quarries of unknown date situated 300m east of Highdown Hill Plantation. Sherds of Roman and Medieval pottery were also found at this location.

Notes about this historic site

1 No site was positively identified. However, a large amount of Post-Medieval and modern pottery was recovered from the hill-top, possibly the result of a midden heap or rubbish pits. Otherwise 2 Roman sherds indicate possible cultivation in the Roman period. Little Medieval pot. A thin scatter of Post-Medieval pot and agricultural iron work indicates more intensive farming from the C18 onwards. Two possible quarries, or marl pits were indicated by deep dips in the slope, but the lack of change in soil colour may indicate either a geological cause or an early C18 date.