Archaeological Field Evaluation
Archaeological Field Evaluation (Trial Trenching) undertaken for Upper Wick Solar Farm Ltd prior to solar energy development at Upper Wick.
Targeting features revealed by previous geophysical survey 85 trenches were opened to investigate the survival of any evidence relating to a known Roman road and 15th –century battlefield site. Trenches of 30m × 2m were opened representing 2 per cent of the site to inform mitigation prior to Planning Permission being granted by Stroud District Council.
No evidence was revealed of the Battle of Nibley Green fought in 1470 between 2 private armies. Evidence of the Roman road was recorded in 5 trenches.
Key PointsProposed site for solar energy farmEvaluation area of 255881m²5100m² of trial trenching targeting features highlighted in previous geophysical surveyNo evidence of 15th - century battlefield site. Alignment of known Roman road identified
Archaeological Planning Condition Discharged