The Forensic Science Group at Cranfield University (Shrivenham) in collaboration with Ogbourne St Andrew History Group carried out an archaeological dig in the field to the west of St Andrew’s church, where suspected mediaeval remains had been detected.
The main (tentative) conclusion was that the remains are probably mediaeval but might reflect earlier structures, possibly even Roman. The site is of obvious significance and impressive size. Finds of mediaeval pottery and tile fragments together with animal bones and a fragment of glass cullet (waste associated with glass production) were poorly stratified, leading to difficulty in dating or "phasing" of the site. There is clear evidence of destruction (or de-
Considerable effort remains in identifying, indexing and dating the finds, with the results eventually appearing in an additional report.
As an additional line of research, Prof. Bob Stone of Birmingham University and his team are producing a 3-