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Anglian House, Ambury Road South, Huntingdon

Thatcher, Chris (2014) Anglian House, Ambury Road South, Huntingdon. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In March 2014 Oxford Archaeology East undertook a desk based assessment to examine the available historical and archaeological resources relating to Anglian House, Ambury Road South, Huntingdon (centred at TL 23829 71960). The work was commissioned by Anglian Water as part of a pre-planning application for a proposed re-development of the site. The aim of this assessment is to determine the archaeological potential of the proposed development site and the possible impact any future work could have on any archaeological remains. Anglian House lies within the historic core of Huntingdon and there is a wealth of documentary and cartographic sources pertaining to the area. There have also been numerous archaeological investigations carried out in the vicinity. Taken in conjunction, these sources indicate that there is a high probability of archaeological remains surviving within the bounds of the site. Specifically, the site lay close to the edge of the putative Late Saxon settlement, which makes it of particular interest with regards the development of Huntingdon during this period. The majority of the evidence within the vicinity of the proposed development site dated to the medieval and post medieval periods and, most importantly, may include elements of the sites of the church of St Germain and the Hospital of St John The Baptist, both major early medieval sites within the town. During the post-medieval and modern periods, the south and eastern part of the site was subject to numerous phases of construction and demolition associated firstly with the Grammar School and latterly with the construction of Anglian House itself.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
ID Code:2081
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:09 Oct 2014 08:05
Last Modified:09 Oct 2014 08:05

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