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Test Pit 64: 47 Oxford Road, Littlemore

The medieval village of Littlemore was a tiny agricultural community miles outside the walled city
of Oxford (Lobel 2008, 206). Today it is located approximately 2.5 miles (4km) southeast of the city
centre of Oxford, between Rose Hill, Blackbird Leys, Cowley and Sandford-upon-Thames. Previous
archaeological investigations have revealed that Littlemore was an important medieval village with
two centres. However, more in-depth study is needed to determine its original size (Jane Harrison,
personal correspondence. June 15, 2013). In order to further research this phenomenon and provide a
grounded overview of archaeology throughout the settlement, the East Oxford Archaeology and
History Project conducted a series of test pits throughout the village core from the 15th to the 16th of
June 2013. One of these test pits was undertaken in the grounds of a 19th century semi-detached
stone house, located at 47 Oxford Road, Littlemore. This report will provide a detailed analysis into the small scale excavation conducted at this site.