Archaeological evaluation at Oxford Radcliffe Infirmary

Archaeological fieldwork for Oxford Radcliffe Infirmary

Client: 
Oxford University Estates Services and Oxford City Council
Date: 
2008-2012

Working alongside Oxford University Estates Services and Oxford City Council during the demolition of the Radcliffe Infirmary MOLA carried out a detailed archaeological investigation.

“Thorough research and carefully planned site investigations by MOLA enabled the University to fully investigate the archaeology in advance of seeking planning approval on a phased development basis.”
Colin McAuley, Oxford University Estates Services

An initial Desk-Based Assessment and Environmental Statement were undertaken in addition to a preliminary study of the burial ground. The excavation of trial trenches and a subsequent open-area were phased to operate within the developers’ multi-phase schedule and ensure no delays to the work programme. Despite the complexity of the scheme and the importance of the archaeology, MOLA’s large multi-disciplinary team ensured the programme ran smoothly.

  • A timber water tank dating to the late 18th century at Deptford royal dockyard (c) MOLA

    Archaeological Fieldwork

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  • Desk-based assessment

    Desk-Based Assessments

    Our assessments determine the nature of archaeological remains and recommend solutions for their management.