A large ‘ring ditch’ – a circular mark visible in the grass – has been photographed from the air here. It is probably the site of a Bronze Age barrow (burial mound). It has not been excavated.
Other features are also visible on aerial photographs here, but the date of these is uncertain.
‘Ring ditch’, probably the site of a Bronze Age barrow (burial mound) on Caldecott Recreation Ground. (c) AAAHS
Three ‘ring ditches’, probably the sites of Bronze Age barrows (burial mounds) and part of a square or rectangular enclosure which may be Roman, along with other features, have been seen as cropmarks just south of Rye Farm on Andersey island. They have not been excavated.
These features are visible on the ‘Satellite View’ map layer, as dark marks in the crop.
A ‘ring ditch’ (the dark ring in the crop), the site of a Bronze Age burial mound near Rye Farm. (c) AAAHS
An earth mound next to the River Stert may be the remains of a medieval motte, or castle mound, connected with Fitzharris Manor.
A later manor house, on what is now a green at Fitzharris Road nearby, was demolished in the 1950s.
An earth bank across a stream valley is the remains of a medieval fishpond, perhaps connected to Abingdon Abbey.
An excavation by Abingdon’s Archaeological Society in 2009 suggested that the dam also served as a causeway, carrying the road to Radley across the valley.
Three ‘ring ditches’, the sites of Bronze Age barrows (burial mounds) have been photographed from the air on Abingdon School’s playing fields on Faringdon Road.
They have not been excavated.