Archaeological Field Evaluation (Trial Trenching), Oxfordshire

Following the compilation of a desk-based assessment, a programme of Archaeological Field Evaluation was undertaken.

In Brief

Client: Lidl GmbH Sector: Construction/Housebuilding/Commercial Development Services:

Written Scheme of Investigation/WSI; Archaeological Field Evaluation (Trial Trenching)/ Rapid Appraisal

Location: Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Key Points

  • Desk Based Assessment to ascertain the archaeological resource within the site
  • Subsequent Archaeological Field Evaluation undertaken


The site lay to the SW of the historic core of the Anglo-Saxon fortified settlement of Wallingford.

The desk based assessment identified significant evidence of later prehistoric and Roman activity in the immediate vicinity of the site and its wider surroundings, however the subsequent Evaluation revealed little of archaeological significance within the footprint of the development itself.



The project was undertaken within tight timescales and the land was released for development.