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Early Europe & Near East
Classical to Medieval
Europe from 1500
Oriental & Islamic

 

CONSPICUOUS LIQUID CONSUMPTION

 

A RE-EVALUATION EXERCISE OF
THE NEW BODLEIAN EXTENSION SITE, BROAD STREET, OXFORD 1937

 

The Site

 

Figure 1: View of Oxford by Ralph Agas (1578) from an engraving by Whittlesey (1728)

 

The New Bodleian site lies immediately outside the walls of medieval Oxford in the north-east suburb, opposite Smithgate -- one of its lesser gates (Fig.1).  At the time of excavation the medieval  strip fields were still evident from the general plan (see http://potweb.ashmolean.museum/PotCase4.html, and Fig.4) and probably retained the original frontages but with some sub-division which appear from architectural evidence to have occurred in the 17th century (Pantin 1937,188).


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