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HER Number MWB16160
Record Type Monument
Name The Candy Box, 2 Pound Street, Newbury

Grid Reference SU 469 666
Map Sheet SU46NE
Parish Newbury, West Berkshire
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Human skeletons found during the digging of foundations for an extension in the 1980s

Associated Legal Designations or Protected Status

  • Conservation Area: Newbury Town Centre

Monument Type(s):

Full Description

Reference in article on archaeology within the City, but apparently no other source or archive for this discovery <1>.

The article records the discovery of two or three human skeletons when foundations for an extension to 2 Pound Street were dug shortly after other building work took place towards the end of 1980 <1>. Four different planning applications for demolition and extension to the building were approved in the 1980s <3>.

Sources and further reading

<01>Newbury District Field Club. 1998. TRANS NEWBURY DISTRICT FIELD CLUB 1998 VOL 14 NO 2/3. p52 The "City", Newbury, Continued by Paul Cannon. [Article in serial / SWB12918]
<02>Higgott, A R. 2004. Conversation between Sarah Orr and Tony Higgott 15/07/04. [Verbal communication / SWB14153]
<03>Newbury District Council. 1974-2000. Newbury District Council Planning Applications 1974-2000. 83/20199/ADD, 83/20217/ADD, 85/23776/LBC, 85/23798/ADD. [Index / SWB148104]

Related Monuments

MWB187142 Pound Street, Newbury (formerly The Garden House) (Building)
MWB3457The Litten Cemetery, Newbury (Monument)

Associated Excavations and Fieldwork

  • None recorded