Ladybridge Farm: Evaluation Trench (Intervention 42)
Intervention 42 was situated within Zone E to the east of the main evaluation area. The machine-excavated trench measured 100m x 4m and was orientated east-west. Ground level was highest at the centre of the trench at c.41.80m AOD sloping down by 0.50m to the west and 0.20m to the east. Ploughsoil C1123 consisted of a yellowish-brown clayey silt with gravel and pebbles and was found to be 0.30- 0.40m in depth throughout the trench. The surface of the natural subsoil C1125 reflected ground level topography and consisted of a predominantly mid-brown gravel and clayey silt with bands of light grey clayey silt running through the trench.
A single feature was identified within Intervention 42 and was allocated F53. F53 first appeared as an apparently linear deposit of dark yellowish-brown silty sand orientated approximately north-south. Upon excavation the feature was found to be a variation in the natural subsoil system and was not archaeological in origin.