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A Roman quarry pit and Ditches on land north of 146-186 Peterbrough Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire

Gilmour, Nick (2014) A Roman quarry pit and Ditches on land north of 146-186 Peterbrough Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Between the 2nd and 6th June 2014, Oxford Archaeology East carried out and evaluation on Land to the north of 146-186 Peterbrough road, Whittlesey. The site had previously been occupied by several large greenhouses, but at the time of the work these had been demolished and the area was extensively overgrown. The evaluation took place prior to the potential redevelopment of the site, involving the construction of 68 dwellings. A single large Roman quarry pit and four ditches, all also probably Roman were identified. A small quantity of pottery and animal bone was recovered from these features. They are likely to relate to the Roman road (the Fen causeway) which passes to the North of the site. No finds were recovered from the topsoil of subsoil on the site. This may be due to extensive modification of theses soils during the previous use of the site as commercial greenhouses.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:1786
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:05 Aug 2014 07:38
Last Modified:05 Aug 2014 07:38

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