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Middle Iron Age Occupation on Land off Crowland Road, Eye, Peterborough: An Archaeological Investigation

Hatton, Rebecca (2000) Middle Iron Age Occupation on Land off Crowland Road, Eye, Peterborough: An Archaeological Investigation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In September 2000 the Archaeological Field Unit (AFU) of Cambridgeshire County Council conducted an archaeological investigation on land adjacent to Crowland Road, Eye Green, Eye, Peterborough (TF 2295 0332), in advance of housing development. The aim of the intervention was to record and assess the nature and character of any archaeological remains encountered prior to ground works. Within some 250sqm of undisturbed soil, evidence emerged for a roundhouse and associated ditch with terminus marking a possible entrance fence facing NNE. Inside the house there were pits of uncertain function. Most features produced pottery dating to the Middle Iron Age. Evidence also survived of a boundary ditch which ran parallel to Crowland Road and may have represented the limit of the built-up area in post-medieval times. Sequences of levelling and disturbance associated with quarrying in modern times were observed in the southern portion of the site. The traditional location of a Saxon inhumation cemetery in close proximity to the proposed development area was not confirmed.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Middle Iron Age 400 - 100 BC
ID Code:4191
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:07 Oct 2019 07:34
Last Modified:07 Oct 2019 07:34

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