Archaeological Field Evaluation (Trial Trenching), Oxfordshire

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

  • Rapid Appraisal of documentary evidence required and delivered
  • Subsequent Evaluation revealed nothing of archaeological significance


Programme of Archaeological Works required as part of a Pre-Application process in advance of proposed Food Store.

The site lay to the SW of the historic core of the Anglo-Saxon fortified settlement of Wallingford. Whilst we identified significant evidence of later prehistoric and Roman activity in the immediate vicinity of the site and its wider surroundings, our subsequent Evaluation revealed nothing of archaeological significance within the footprint of the development.


No mitigation required and land released to Lidl GmbH for development.