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Workmen find wood from Saxon times

Started by gash, December 20, 2016, 04:37:07 pm

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A PIECE of oak timber dating from Saxon times was discovered during work on a flood alleviation scheme in Henley.

The 2ft 6in long artefact was recovered during the excavation of a new manhole beside the Angel on the Bridge pub in Thames Side by Thames Water.

It is thought to be the remains of a Saxon revetment, a structure built to hold back the bank of the River Thames. Radio carbon dating set it at around 990AD.

David Bonner, of Network Archaeology, who investigated the find, said: "This suggests there was riverside activity in Henley around the early 11th century.

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