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Land at 58 Fisher's Lane, Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire

Moan, Patrick (2015) Land at 58 Fisher's Lane, Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd, Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

On the 9th and 10th December 2015, Oxford Archaeology East (OA East) carried out an archaeological evaluation at Fisher's Lane, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. A total of four trenches were opened totalling 33 linear metres. High medieval activity was recorded within the trenches in the form of ditches, strip quarries, layers and a well, all likely relating to activity in the backyards of buildings that would have fronted onto Fishers's Lane. A phase of post-medieval to modern activity was also recorded, with a consolidation layer being deposited prior to the cutting of a well. Finds assemblages were generally small, with only 25 sherds of medieval, postmedieval and modern pottery being recovered along with small quantities of animal bone from the site. A sample selection of modern pottery was retrieved from the later layers. A well-preserved medieval mace head was also recovered from a layer in Trench 2. Environmental remains were found within each of the five samples taken from across site, with wheat grain, weed seeds and legumes being recovered, though preservation was poor.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, cherry hinton, mace head, cambridgeshire, cambridge, medieval pottery
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2704
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:18 Jan 2016 09:00
Last Modified:18 Jan 2016 09:00

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