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Land South of 41 Mill Lane, Sawston

Fletcher, Taleyna (2013) Land South of 41 Mill Lane, Sawston. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd., Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The site comprises an area of former agricultural land containing a small number of storage units set back from the main road. The current proposal is for residential development of the site comprising new homes, access roads and associated services. Cartographic sources were only available from the early 19th century onwards, which indicate that the site has not been occupied or developed in any way since that time. Although the late 19th century maps depict small boundary changes following enclosure and the addition of a footpath, no significant change in land use or development is in evidence. A study of Cambridgeshire's Historic Environment Record, which considers the distribution of known finds, listed buildings and archaeological investigations, indicates that no archaeological interventions have taken place within a 600m radius of the site. Investigations further afield have revealed remains from the Bronze Age, Roman and Saxon periods. The presence of an Iron Age hill fort within the search area is of interest, however this is located almost 1km away. This assessment of the distribution of CHER records, cartographic evidence and historic background in the vicinity of the site indicates that it has a low potential for the survival of archaeological remains, especially given the site's position set back from the road. However, the lack of previous investigations in close proximity means that the survival of archaeological remains within the development site cannot be ruled out.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:desk-based assessment, cambridgeshire, sawston
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
ID Code:2799
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:08 Apr 2016 14:24
Last Modified:08 Apr 2016 14:24

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