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Diddington to Priory Hill Pipeline: An Archaeological Assessment 1992

Alexander, Mary Diddington to Priory Hill Pipeline: An Archaeological Assessment 1992. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological assessment was carried out in 3 archaeologically sensitive areas along the route of the proposed reinforcement of the trunk main between Diddington and Priory Hill. Six trenches were machined in Area 1 and five in Area 2. In both areas disturbance from gravel quarrying was found to be more extensive than previously known, destroying most of the area presumed to have archaeological remains surviving. However, one trench in Area 1 revealed a short length of ditch containing one tile fragment, and in Area 2, a section of a large ditch was shown to contain early 1st century pottery and quern stone fragments. In area 3, seven test pits showed extensive gravel quarrying had taken place throughout the area designated a Site of special Scientific Interest (S.S.S.I.).

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cambridgeshire, Diddington, Priory Hill, Archaeological assessment, Survey, Bronze age, iron age, Pottery, Roman, Roman Britain, Saxon, Anglo-Saxon, Magnetic susceptibility, Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, SSSI, quern
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4049
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:07 Aug 2018 14:28
Last Modified:07 Aug 2018 14:28

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