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Medieval Burials at 25-27, Market Square St Neots.

Alexander, Mary Medieval Burials at 25-27, Market Square St Neots. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological assessment took place to the north of Market Square, St. Neots in advance of the proposed development by R.E. Cadge Ltd of Haverhill. A part of the St Neots Priory burial ground was revealed, lying below a 1.0m layer of ground make-up dated to the 17th-18th century, and some Victorian activity, including cess pits. Forty whole or partial skeletons were excavated, their location suggested that burial intensity increased towards the north, nearer to the site of the priory buildings. One individual was buried with a series of iron half-hoops lying below the body, another burial contained a base metal vessel, possibly a priest's chalice. The southernmost end of the area revealed the outline of a large pit. This feature contained one sherd of St Neots type ware and much burnt building material, indicating earlier, possibly Saxon, structures in the immediate vicinity.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Archaeological assessment, Cambridgeshire, St Neots, Market Square, Victorian, Cess pit, Human Skeleton, HSR, Excavation, Priory, Iron half-hoops, Metal vessel, Chalice, Saxon, Geology, Medieval, Ouse valley, Pleistocene, Huntingdon, Godmanchester, Cambridge, Sandy, Bedford, Kimbolton, Burials, Ordinance survey, Pit, County Archaeological Office, Sub-circular pit, Wood, Brick, in situ, Daub, Mortar, Loam, Limestone, Flint, Stratigraphy, Trial hole, Dental, structure
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4067
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:08 Aug 2018 13:12
Last Modified:08 Aug 2018 13:12

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