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Iffley parish place names

Iffley and Rose Hill - Introduction and origins


Test pit 70: 48 Temple Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford

This test pit was excavated in the garden of one of the older houses on Temple Road,showing on the oldest OS map with an associated orchard to the south. The area of garden inwhich the test pit was located was built up above the level of the house to the west and theroad to the north. One of the many wells in this area of Temple Cowley was a few metres tothe NW. The build-up seemed to have originated at least in the eighteenth century andpossibly earlier and was notable for slag, charcoal and clay pipe. Although not producing as

Test Pit 68: 45 Temple Road, Temple Cowley Oxford

The site of the test pit was the rear garden of 45 Temple Road, Temple Cowley Oxford. The testpit was excavated as part of a series of test pits excavated in the Temple Cowley area of Oxfordover the weekend of 29th and 30th June 2013


For more information see the attached .pdf document

Test pit 67: 8 Kirby Place, Temple Cowley, Oxford.

A test pit was dug inside the small turfed back garden of a house registered in 1992 and lived in by the owner since 1999. Historically the 1879 OS map identifies the area as pasture and in thefirst half of the 20th century it was a timber yard owned by the Organ family.

For more information on the test pit see the attached .pdf document

Test pit 60: St Georges House, 31 Cowley Road, Littlemore

Test pit 60 was located here as it would appear that it is one of the oldest building stillstanding in this area of Littlemore. Test pit 60 was one of two located in the gardens of StGeorges House on the Cowley Road in Littlemore. TP 60 was located in the back gardenwhich has a west facing aspect. 

For more information see the attached .pdf documnet

Test Pit 34: 24 Abberbury Road, Iffley

24 Abberbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 4ES, UK

Test Pit 34, 24 Abberbury Road, Iffley

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