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Medieval Activity at Tower Close, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire

Webb, Robin (2015) Medieval Activity at Tower Close, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd., Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 10th and 11th of August 2015, Oxford Archaeology East undertook a trenched archaeological evaluation on land opposite 11-17 Tower Close, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire (centred TL 2909 8527). The site was located in the northern half of Ramsey Abbey precinct, with the two trenches revealing a mixture of features relating to domestic activity in the late medieval period. These features consisted of a medieval watering hole, later re-used for the deposition of midden material, a large pit containing general late medieval waste, and a series of ditches that represent phases of plot boundaries running across the site. These plot boundaries are likely to represent the use of the land after the dissolution of the abbey in 1539, with the properties probably fronting onto Church Green to the south. The site yielded a relatively large assemblage of domestic pottery and animal bones, with the potential to contribute to the understanding of the landscape and economy of the area in the late medieval and early post-medieval periods.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, cambridgeshire, ramsey, medieval, cast spacer plate, pottery, animal remains
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:2784
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:31 Mar 2016 13:51
Last Modified:31 Mar 2016 13:51

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