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Desborough Northamptonshire

Archaeological Field Evaluation for Gaultney Solar Park Ltd, prior to solar farm development.

4 fields were evaluated with 50 trenches opened.Trench location was determined by the results of a previous geophysical survey. 

Results

Significant remains of a moderately sized, early Romano-British enclosure were uncovered in the fourth field which appears to have occupied the site of a small late Iron Age settlement. Possible late Romano-British agricultural activity was also recorded as well as 19th century ironstone quarries.

Archaeological Planning Conditions Discharged.

Project Details

Client

Gaultney Solar Park Ltd

Sector

Renewables (Solar)

Services

Trial Trenching (Archaeological Evaluation) ; Post-Excavation Assessment

Key Points

  • Proposed site of solar farm
  • Evaluation area measuring 47.3ha
  • 50 trenches
  • Trench location informed by geophysical survey results
  • Evidence of Romano-British settlement and 19th -century quarrying
  • Archaeological Planning Conditions Discharged