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The New Park and Ride site, Land off Butt Lane, Milton, Cambridgeshire.

Hounsell, Daniel (2009) The New Park and Ride site, Land off Butt Lane, Milton, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This excavation identified the southern edge of a substantial, multi phase, Iron Agerural settlement, the agricultural land surrounding this settlement and the transitionalzone between these different areas of use. The settlement itself was characterisedby large rectangular enclosure with a smaller, internal sub enclosures, the remainsof structures (“4 post” structures and roundhouses) and ancillary featuresassociated with settlement, and the disposal of waste (rubbish pits). The associatedagricultural areas contained 3 large water hole, as well as a number of smaller pits.The fill of one of the water pits contained a log ladder and a large number ofassociated working wood chips.The site continued to be occupied into the Roman period. This use of the site, whilestill settlement related, appeared to be much less intense and took place at a timewhen the previous Iron Age settlement had faded from the landscape and when thenucleus of the settlement had either moved north or, shrunk in size. The Romanremains consisted of a single moderately sized enclosure as well as a further largewatering pit. Both located toward the south eastern corner of the site.The medieval activity on the site was restricted to a single, albeit substantial,structure – a windmill. The presence of lava stone in direct association with thewindmill was interesting as such was believed to have been common use as agrinding stone at a much earlier period.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Early Iron Age 800 - 400 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Middle Iron Age 400 - 100 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:1067
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:23 Apr 2013 11:56
Last Modified:30 Aug 2018 12:07

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