Grafham Strategic Transfer Scheme: Irchester Booster Station and Pipeline, Northamptonshire: Archaeological scheme of Observation, Investigation, Recording, Analysis and Publication.
Between July and August 2012, the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU) monitored the groundworks associated with the construction of a booster station and associated pipeline within Northamptonshire. The work involved stripping a plough soil easement and the subsequent excavation and immediate backfilling of a pipe trench between Farndish Road and Wollaston Road, with the purpose of boosting an existing water main. The easement stretched approximately 700m across two arable fields, which yielded nine metal finds, including two coins, as well as a single undated burnt stone pit. The plough soil also yielded background evidence for Post-Medieval and modern activity.