Excavation of a Bronze Age ring-ditch (round barrow) at Corporation Farm, Wilsham Road, in about 1970

Corporation Farm (Wilsham Road)

Between 1970 and 1973, rescue excavations were carried out by Abingdon’s Archaeological Society in gravel pits at Wilsham Road. Part of the area is now Abingdon Marina.

Discoveries included Bronze Age barrows, a Bronze Age farm, a Roman trackway and enclosure and early Anglo-Saxon buildings. These buildings may be linked to the large Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Saxton Road.

Anglo-Saxon bone carving of a fish, about 6.5 centimetres long (c) Simon Blacmore

Published Reference: Abingdon and District Archaeological Society (1973), Corporation Farm, CBA Group 9 Newsletter 3, 40-41