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Early Medieval Pits at No. 22 Old Lynn Road, Wisbech

Ladd, Stuart (2014) Early Medieval Pits at No. 22 Old Lynn Road, Wisbech. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Four archaeological trenches were excavated on the site of a former garage at No. 22 Old Lynn Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire formerly in the parish of Walsoken within the county of Norfolk. Two trenches towards the rear of the plot revealed features and pits dating from the 11th to mid-12th century showing evidence of domestic waste and hammerscale indicating industrial activity. The enviornmental evidence suggests these are more typical of those found in Medieval towns and most likely relate to backyard activity from plots fronting either north onto Old Lynn Road (as the modern plots do) or east onto Kirkgate Street, the road leading up from Walsoken village to Old Lynn Road. Two trenches at the front of the plot showed truncation and contamination to a depth in excess of 1.5m below the surface.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:2068
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:07 Oct 2014 15:34
Last Modified:07 Oct 2014 15:34

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