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Abbey Farm, Ickleton, Cambridgeshire: An Archaeological Desktop Study

Robinson, Ben (1994) Abbey Farm, Ickleton, Cambridgeshire: An Archaeological Desktop Study. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Documentary, cartographic, photographic, sources and field observation were employed to held define the archaeological implications of a proposed development at Abbey Farm, Ickleton (TL 490/437). The farm occupies the site of the Benedictine nunnery of St Mary Magdalene, which was established in the mid-12th century. Low earthworks in various locations across the property indicate the presence of below-turf archaeological remains; the most promising of these fall outside of the proposed development area. The 'great barn' and a farmhouse contain elements of monastic structures. A mid-16th century lease referring to the holdings of the newly-dissolved priory was located and was found to contain a great deal of interesting information regarding the character of the precinct at the end of its monastic life.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4266
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:15 Oct 2018 20:43
Last Modified:24 Feb 2020 10:38

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