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Roman and Medieval activity in the Upper Walbrook Valley: Excavations at 12-18 Moorgate, City of London, EC2, 1997

Perring, D; Bruce, G; Stevens, T; Melikian, M; (2010) Roman and Medieval activity in the Upper Walbrook Valley: Excavations at 12-18 Moorgate, City of London, EC2, 1997. Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society , 60 pp. 73-89. Green open access

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Abstract

In January and February 1997 AOC Archaeology Group undertook a programme of excavations at 12—18 Moorgate, EC2 (NGR TQ 3268 8139). The site lay on the western side of the Upper Walbrook Valley. In Roman times this area was generally fairly flat, at an average height of 9.50m OD. The earliest evidence of occupation took the form of small scale quarrying of the natural sand and gravel in the early 2nd century ad, and some sub-division of the site by a fenced boundary. By c.ad 120 this area of the City had been developed, with large scale dumping followed by the laying out of a road and at least one adjacent building, which may have been a taverna or had a relationship with the known pottery production site to the north-west. During the post-Roman and earlier Saxon periods there was no evidence of activity on the site; the earliest clear indication of re-occupation was a Saxo-Norman sunken featured building. During the medieval period the dominance of dumps, ditches and pits is indicative of backyard activities. Finds within these deposits were principally derived from domestic refuse, together with smaller quantities of building materials and industrial debris. The majority of the medieval deposits were dated from the mid-11th to early 13th centuries, with later 13th- to 15th-century material occurring in smaller quantities, mostly from a limited range of cut features.

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Title: Roman and Medieval activity in the Upper Walbrook Valley: Excavations at 12-18 Moorgate, City of London, EC2, 1997
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1353240
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