Abingdon Museum Lift Shaft

At a depth of nearly 2 metres below the modern pavement, an excavation beside the County Hall for a lift shaft found remains of Iron Age buildings.

Above these was a Roman road with wheel ruts in it. It had been resurfaced with gravel several times. In medieval times, the site seems to have been been open land, part of Abingdon’s Market Place.

Published Reference: R. Bashford and P. Booth (2015), Iron-Age, Roman and Medieval Investigations at Abingdon Museum Lift Pit, Oxoniensia 80, 111-142