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Buxhall Farm, Histon, Cambridgeshire

Gilmour, Nick (2009) Buxhall Farm, Histon, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In July 2009 Oxford Archaeology East undertook a desktop assessment to examine the available historical and archaeological resources relating to the site of Buxhall Farm, Histon, Cambridgeshire (centred at TL 4427 6425). Cambridgeshire County Council commissioned the work. The aim of the assessment was to define the archaeological potential of the site in advance of possible redevelopment. The site lies to the north of the Medieval centre of Histon and covers a total area of 30.6 ha of land currently under cultivation. Evidence of Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and medieval activity have all been revealed in the local area in recent years. In the development area itself geological anomalies made the interpretation of aerial photographs problematic and the lack of direct archaeological excavation in the immediate vicinity also hindered accurate conclusions being drawn. However, the potential for Romano-British archaeological remains, and to a slightly lesser extent Iron Age remains has been shown to be significant.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:1843
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:02 Sep 2014 09:05
Last Modified:02 Sep 2014 09:05

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