Thames Valley Archaeological Services Monograph: Volume 14
Settlement and Landscape Archaeology in the Middle Thames Valley: Slough and Environs
edited by Steve Preston
This volume presents the results of archaeological excavations on five sites in and around Slough, all undertaken under the provisions of town planning legislation. On two sites to the west of Slough at Cippenham, evidence was uncovered of sporadic land use from the Neolithic period onwards, which complements the results of earlier work in this area (see TVAS Monograph 3). Medieval occupation in this area seems to have been abandoned unusually early (in the 12th or early 13th century) perhaps as a result of emparkment for a known 13th-century deer park. North-east of Slough, sites at Wexham (one in Berkshire, the other just across the county border in Buckinghamshire), again provide evidence for multiple periods of use, including Iron Age and Saxon settlement at Wexham Road, and Bronze Age and most notably extensive Roman settlement at All Souls Farm quarry. Finally, also in Buckinghamshire, Bronze Age settlement was revealed at Beaconsfield, by one of the first large area excavations in this part of the county. The results from all of the sites are backed by a programme of radiocarbon dating.
A4 soft cover, 203pp, illustrated throughout including 28 colour plates.