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Archaeological Recording at 90/91 High St, Huntingdon

Heawood, R. (1994) Archaeological Recording at 90/91 High St, Huntingdon. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Archaeological Field Unit of Cambridgeshire County Council conducted a recording brief between July and December 1993 at 90/91 High St, Huntingdon (TL 2371/7194). The work, carried out for architects Headly Stokes Associates, consisted of inspection and recording of archaeological deposits revealed during construction work on a shop refurbishment and extension. A considerable density of archaeological remains was discovered, starting at a depth very close to the present ground surface. In particular, at least twelve pits were recorded were recorded which could be dated by finds of pottery to the period A.D. 1000-1200. This suggests occupation very nearby in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, but perhaps more importantly, it demonstrates that valuable archaeological deposits survive in this area with the potential to shed light on the development of medieval Huntingdon.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Medieval, Pottery, Animal bone, Archaeological Evaluation
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:4080
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:13 Aug 2018 07:40
Last Modified:17 Aug 2018 12:41

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