A34 Abingdon Bypass

A Neolithic pit was found and excavated when a drainage ditch was being for the A34 Abingdon Bypass in 1972. The pit contained at least four pottery urns of a type called ‘Grooved Ware’, also associated with the builders of Stonehenge. The pit lay in the Ock valley, south of the Marcham Road Interchange. Some of the pottery is on display in Abingdon Museum

Published Reference: C. Balkwill, Appendix 1: A pit with Grooved Ware from Abingdon, in M. Parrington, (1978), The excavation of an Iron Age settlement, Bronze Age ring-ditches and Roman Features at Ashville Trading Estate, Abingdon (Oxfordshire) 1974-76, 31