Excavation on site of new council offices, 1989

Vineyard (Cattlemarket) excavations

An excavation on the site of the New Abbey House Council offices found Iron Age houses, a Roman building and stone-lined well, Roman skeletons in lead coffins, Saxon buildings, features relating to Abingdon abbey including the cemetery where townspeople were buried, and a previously unknown cemetery from the English Civil War.

Published Reference: T. Allen (1990), Abingdon Vineyard Redevelopment, South Midlands Archaeology 20, 73-78