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Mermaid Spinney, High Street, Boxworth

Clarke, Graeme (2011) Mermaid Spinney, High Street, Boxworth. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 15th and 17th June 2011, Oxford Archaeology East carried out an archaeological evaluation on Mermaid Spinney, High Street, Boxworth, (TL34716425). This took the form of eight of one metre square test pits across the proposed development area. An early-medieval ditch was revealed in one test pit. Overlying this feature and in the other test pits a buried plough soil was encountered immediately above the natural ground. The plough soil contained medieval artefacts including pottery sherds, a bone comb fragment and a buckle. The test pits have provided evidence for changing land-use, and nearby domestic occupation of possibly moderately high status between the 11th and 16th century.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:1952
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:15 Sep 2014 14:12
Last Modified:15 Sep 2014 14:12

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