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Test Pit 07 - Greater Leys Area

The remains of an internationally important Romano-British pottery industry, including kilns, were discovered before the building of the Greater Leys housing estate - within yards of this test pit.    The present house and garden have existed on the site for only 15 years; before that, no known maps show any buildings. All the existing evidence suggests the land had been used for agriculture. The earliest buildings shown in the vicinity on Ordnance Survey maps seem to be associated with the Blackford Leys farm/hamlet.

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