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Land to the rear of No. 102 High Street, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire

Webster, Michael (2015) Land to the rear of No. 102 High Street, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Submitted)

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Abstract

On the 23rd of April 2015, Oxford Archaeology East undertook an evaluation comprising a single trench on land to the rear of 102 High Street, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. The earliest deposit identified in the trench (at a depth of 1.65m) contained pottery broadly datable to the medieval period alongside other domestic and culinary waste. An environmental sample from this deposit demonstrates that charred remains are present, and that there is some potential for the survival of waterlogged remains. This deposit may have been related to the Little Whyte lode, a ditch or channel that would presumably have been located to the immediate north of the site and from which the current road takes its name. The lode was a subsidiary watercourse that linked with the Great White lode to the west and together would have formed an integral part of the medieval abbey and town. The overlying layers represent the remains of later medieval to post-medieval garden soils and/or levelling deposits. Modern features comprised a robbed out wall and a live water pipe.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:2527
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 09:21
Last Modified:22 Jun 2015 09:21

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