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Pirton 2007

Pirton 2007 Pottery Report

Pirton 2007 Test Pit Location Map

Five test pits were dug in Pirton in 2007. With this small number of pits excavated, only the most preliminary observations can presently be made, Most notably, however, PIR07/4 in a field between the present village of Pirton and Burge End produced substantial quantities of pottery (18 sherds from 4 spits) dating to 1100-1400AD, strongly suggestive of the presence of settlement in this area in this period. This test pit also produced the only sherd of possible pre-Norman date, a single fragment of St Neots ware (900-1200AD). Further test pitting will be carried out in Pirton in 2008.