Ashville Trading Estate

Bronze Age burials, part of an Iron Age village and a Roman well and fields were found in an excavation in 1974-76, before the Nuffield Way industrial estate was built. An unusual find was part of an early kind of plough, known as an ard, made of wood. This was preserved in a Roman well.

Published Reference: 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