- BINGHAM: AN OVERVIEW
- HISTORY OF BINGHAM
- STUDY OF OLD MAPS
- BUILT HERITAGE
- CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
- FARMING IN BINGHAM
- BINGHAM AT WAR
- BINGHAM'S RAILWAYS
- ORAL HISTORY
- NATURAL HISTORY
ARCHAEOLOGICAL TEST PITS IN BINGHAM
List of Test Pits
8, MELVYN DRIVE
- Until the current house was built in the 1970s this land had been agricultural with no evidence of human occupation on it at all.
- The test pit was close to the house and the top 50 cm is likely to have been re-laid there after building finished. All the building rubble found could be matched with the materials used for building the house.
- Below 50 cm it is possible that the soil is in situ, though it has been cut into for the purpose of laying a pipe. No sign was seen of the edge of the trench.
- The natural surface at 71 cm depth is glacial clay with a layer of stones on it due to weathering. Two Roman pottery sherds were found immediately above the layer of stones.
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