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Romano-British Settlement Remains at Mill Reach, Water Newton: An Archaeological Evaluation

Macaulay, Stephen (2000) Romano-British Settlement Remains at Mill Reach, Water Newton: An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 6th and 7th of April 2000an archaeological evaluation was undertaken at Mill Reach, Mill Lane, Water Newton (TL 1111 9735), by staff of the Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit. The work was carried out in connection with a proposed development of the site involving the construction of a single storey building within the present day garden. A single trench was excavated under the proposed building foundation to ascertain the presence or absence of archaeological remains. The subsequent investigation revealed well preserved and extensive archaeological remains of Romano-British date. Buried beneath a substantial overburden were inter cutting postholes and pits, an occupation layer and a possible fence/boundary ditch. Most features contained roofing tile, tesserae, worked stone and local Nene Valley pottery wares. The remains date to the early 3rd and 4th centuries AD, and are linked to the nearby villas, the closest of which lies less than 50 meters from the site.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cambridgeshire, Water Newton, Mill Lane, Mill Reach, Roman, Posthole, Pit, Worked Stone, Tessera, Roof Tile, Nene Valley Grey Ware, Nene Valley Colour Coat, Roman Shell Gritted Ware, Black Burnished Ware, Central Gaulish Samian, 19th Century Bone China, Medieval Green Glazed Pottery, post hole, occupation layer, overburden, boundary ditch, fence, pottery, roman pottery, roman, romano-british, archaeological evaluation, evaluation, 172, report 172, cccafu report 172, CCCAFU report 172, samian, samian ware, cbm, CBM, ceramic building material, nene valley ware
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4179
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:10 Sep 2018 09:25
Last Modified:10 Sep 2018 09:25

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