With archaeological appraisals becoming part of the planning requirements for most new developments, this page will become an evolving and permanent record of the archaeological investigations undertaken in Husbands Bosworth.


Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society Transactions Volume 81 2007

1-3 High Street (Development site; formerly woodyard and workshops) Three trenches were excavated by John Samuels Archaeological Consultants ahead of potential development of the site. Three features comprising two wells and a small, mid 12th century pit were encountered in the northern and central part of the site. The pit proved to be the only evidence of medieval activity on the site; the paucity of which was probably due to the presence of what appeared to be a large pond in the southern part of the site, closest to the [High] Street frontage, which had been filled in at some point after the mid 16th century. X.A.26.2006 Paul Gajos

Ashacre Close (Development site; former gardens to Bosworth House) One of six evaluation trenches revealed pits of late medieval or post-medieval date. Greg Jones

Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society Transactions Volume 82 2008

Cote Hill Farm, Station Road [Negative Watching Brief] Excavation for agricultural building for Mr. D Cook. Archaeological Project Services

Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society Transactions Volume 84 2009

Husbands Bosworth Quarry: Monitoring of site stripping revealed a scatter of tree-throw features, two of which contained flints and a couple of possible pits. A steep, dry valley side was uncovered beneath thick alluvium that sealed two very well-preserved hearths. The steep valley side has been observed elsewhere and is likely to have provided a natural boundary around the northern and western side of the Neolithic causewayed enclosure. Immediately above the steepest gradient of the slope two large pits were investigated that were similar in nature to the pit that contained the crouched burial to the south-west (TLAS 76, p.109-113). The features were relatively similar in form, c 2.5m and 1.5m long and extremely deep for their size (2m and 2.5m respectively). The upper fill was a back-filled soil with lower deposits consisting of re-deposited natural. Both features produced a reasonable quantity of flint from upper fills but no evidence of a burial was seen at the base, although fibrous material and a grouping of stones was noted at the eastern end of one of the pits. If these pits did represent burial features the potential for any bone survival was low due to the very gravelly natural ground that they were cut into. James Harvey