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Multi-period remains at the Former RAF Base, Brampton, Cambridgeshire

Stocks-Morgan, Helen (2015) Multi-period remains at the Former RAF Base, Brampton, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd, Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 20th and 31st July 2015, Oxford Archaeology East conducted an archaeological evaluation at the former RAF Brampton RAF Base, Brampton, Cambridgeshire (TL 2087 7007). Thirty-four trenches were excavated within the proposed development area, prior to demolition of the existing buildings. An area of Early Iron Age occupation was identified on part of the site, comprising three pits, two of which yielded pottery. Further potential prehistoric remains included a series of ditches possibly related to a field system in the same area. Evidence for later activity comprised remains of post-medieval garden and landscaping features including a probable drive or ride, a possible well and a backfilled pond close to Brampton House. Within previously developed areas of the site, sub-soil survival between buildings was variable. In general, soil profiles were most intact in central and eastern areas of the site, although localised zones of disturbance were also noted in these areas. In the western and southern areas, soil profiles were truncated and heavily disturbed.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, cambridgeshire, Brampton, former RAF base, bronze age pottery, roman pottery
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:2687
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:30 Nov 2015 09:22
Last Modified:30 Nov 2015 09:22

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