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16 Station Road, Littleport

Haskins, Anthony (2016) 16 Station Road, Littleport. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd., Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

During the 10th and 11th October 2016 Oxford Archaeology East undertook a two trench evaluation at 16 Station Road, Littleport (TL 5706 8691). Trench one, at the rear of the plot, contained no archaeological features. Trench two revealed evidence for Roman salt production, including an assemblage of briquetage, a possible in situ structure and patches of burning, all located c.1.5m below modern ground level. Although not fully excavated the presence of a potentially in-situ structure suggests this was part of a much larger saltern site; an associated Romano-British pottery assemblage, including some imported wares, suggests the activity was taking place during the late 2nd and early 3rd centuries AD. A number of sherds of medieval pottery, including Grimston ware (AD 1200-1500), were found within the layers sealing the saltern.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, cambridgeshire, littleport, saltern, roman, pottery, roman pottery, lead weight, grimston ware, medieval pottery, clay layer, sealing layer, romano-british, briquetage
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:2943
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:14 Nov 2016 09:11
Last Modified:17 Jan 2017 10:12

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