57 East St Helen Street

A new soakaway was excavated by archaeologists. The work found that nearly 2 metres of soil had built up over the surface of the natural gravel since Roman times. A rubbish pit or cess pit was also found, along with Roman, medieval and later pottery.

Published Reference: B. Wilson, R. Thomas and A. Wheeler, Sampling a Profile of Town Soil-accumlation: 57 East St. Helen's Street, Abingdon, Oxoniensia 44 (1979), 26-29