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Post Medieval Quarrying at Sweyn Close, Thetford

House, Jonathan (2011) Post Medieval Quarrying at Sweyn Close, Thetford. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd., Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An evaluation was carried out at Sweyn Close, Thetford, Grid ref TL 8643 8226. Twelve trenches were excavated within the proposed development area, with six located across the back gardens of properties of Sweyn Close, and a further six within land to the north of Sweyn Close. The trenches revealed widespread quarrying activity, probably relating to 19th century lime extraction for agricultural use. A single Bronze Age pit was identified within the northern part of the development area, no other archaeological features or deposits were recorded.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, norfolk, thetford, quarrying, lime extraction, modern, bronze age
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Norfolk
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2821
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:03 May 2016 09:50
Last Modified:03 May 2016 09:50

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