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Medieval Remains at Little Paxton Primary School, Cambridgeshire

Cox, Nicholas (2016) Medieval Remains at Little Paxton Primary School, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd., Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 8th and 9th August 2016, Oxford Archaeology East conducted a trial trench evaluation at Little Paxton Primary School, Little Paxton, Cambridgeshire (TL 1888 6239) ahead of a planned extension to the school. Three trenches were excavated revealing a series of medieval features dating to the 12th-13th century. Pits, gullies and finds recovered from the southernmost trench suggest peripheral settlement activity, with a number of inter-cutting features yielding small quantities of pottery, animal bone, charcoal and charred cereals. To the north, a series of closely spaced, shallow parallel linear gullies were revealed, possibly representing cultivation beds. Part of a large pit was also uncovered, likely to be a sand and gravel quarry pit.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, cambridgeshire, little paxton, little paxton primary school, medieval, medieval pottery, pottery
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:2909
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:09 Sep 2016 09:04
Last Modified:09 Sep 2016 09:04

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