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Weybridge Farm, Alconbury: An Archaeological Desktop Survey

Malim, Tim (1994) Weybridge Farm, Alconbury: An Archaeological Desktop Survey. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Archaeological evidence shows a rich and diverse landscape to the east of the application area along the terraces of the Ouse, and limited late occupation to the west, north ans south, but no direct evidence in the immediate vicinity. Historical and cartographic evidence suggests that the application area was given over to meadowland beside Ellington Brook, and probably formed part of the Royal Forest of Weybridge during medieval times. Geological and soil conditions show considerable river activity in the application area, with sand and gravel deposition during the Pleistocene and alluvial deposition in the more recent times. The surrounding high lands are largely composed of clays that may not have been particularly suitable for human exploitation until Saxon/Medieval times.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:desktop survey, desk-based assessment, DBA, cambridgeshire, alconbury, weybridge farm, river ouse, ellington brook, Royal Forest of Weybridge, meadowland, saxon, medieval, alluvium, A39, a39, report A39, report a39, CCCAFU report A39, cccafu a39
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:4190
Deposited By: Hamilton
Deposited On:17 Aug 2018 13:04
Last Modified:28 Aug 2018 20:56

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