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Land Adjacent to Itter Crescent, Peterborough

Pickstone, Alexandra (2011) Land Adjacent to Itter Crescent, Peterborough. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd, Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 2nd and 4th August 2011 Oxford Archaeology East carried out an archaeological evaluation on land adjacent to Itter Crescent, Peterborough. The evaluation uncovered significant Roman remains consistent with a high status building/villa in the south eastern corner of the site. The area covered 100m east to west and 50m from north to south. The remains included stratified demolition and make up layers, foundation/robber trenches, internal and external surfaces and stone pathways. Significant quantities of painted plaster, tesserae, tile and pottery were recovered from the demolition layers and surfaces of features. A Roman brooch, coin and copper ring were recovered from features and spoil heaps. As the significance of the site was immediately apparent, in agreement with Peterborough City Council Archaeology Services, the evaluation was curtailed as further work was clearly required. This report is intended as a brief interim statement prior to a continued excavation programme. Finds from this phase of works will be incorporated into the post-excavation assessment.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, cambridgeshire, peterborough, itter crescent, roman, roman villa, structure, brooch, ring
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:3401
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:30 Nov 2017 10:31
Last Modified:30 Nov 2017 10:31

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