Thames Valley Archaeological Services Occasional Paper 12
A Middle Bronze Age Pit Circle and Field System, and Roman Settlement at Hitches Lane, Fleet, Hampshire
by Jo Pine
Archaeological excavations were carried out in advance of development in five areas. Of special interest was the prehistoric activity: a 42m diameter pit circle and land division of Middle Bronze Age date. Find were relatively few, but the chronology is supported by three radiocarbon dates. The largest of the areas also contained a substantial 2nd-century Roman rectangular timber-framed building set within a system of fields and passocks, which was remodelled around the middle of the 3rdcentury. A substantial furnace was located within this building, and a smaller one outside the structure. The building fell out of use in the early 4th century. A post0built curricular Roman building was also recorded , The final phase of activity an earlier system of land allotment than that depicted on the earliest Ordnance Survey maps of this area..
A4 soft cover, 22pp, illustrated throughout including 13 colour plates.
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