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Saxon and Medieval Occupation at St. Mary's Lodge, Ely: A Recording Brief, May 2000

Robinson, Ben (2000) Saxon and Medieval Occupation at St. Mary's Lodge, Ely: A Recording Brief, May 2000. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A watching brief between November 1993 and March 1994 during redevelopment of St. Mary's Lodge, Ely, allowed some record to be made of archaeological deposits observed within foundation trenches for new building works. In spite of the fact that the working conditions and opportunities provided by the limited keyhole areas exposed were not ideal, important evidence for early medieval Ely was discovered. Of particular note was the first recorded occurrence of Ipswich ware (700-850 AD) associated with a beam slot. This could tie in with a Middle Saxon monastic foundation or secular settlement, known from documentary sources to have been situated in the vicinity. Pits with Late Saxon and medieval pottery and a quantity of animal bone were also found indicative of "rear of tenement" character, perhaps suggesting that the street front shift northwards during the later medieval period. A sherd of Bronze Age pottery and some residual Roman pottery demonstrates activity for both periods within the area of St. Mary's Lodge.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cambridgeshire, Ely, St. Mary's, Bronze Age, Flint Tempered Pottery, Roman Pottery, Medieval Pottery, Stamford Ware, Sible Hedingham Ware, St. Neots Ware, Ipswich Ware, Saxon, Monastic, Pit, Animal Bone, 171, report 171, watching brief, archaeological watching brief, medieval, early medieval, monastic, monastic foundation, secular, settlement, ely, animal bone, faunal remains, pottery, ipswich ware, medieval pottery, early medieval pottery, st neots ware, stamford ware
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4178
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Deposited On:10 Sep 2018 09:18
Last Modified:10 Sep 2018 09:18

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