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Archaeological Recording at Hinxton Hall: The New Lake Site

Leith, S. (1995) Archaeological Recording at Hinxton Hall: The New Lake Site. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In December 1994, the Archaeological Field Unit of Cambridgeshire County Council carried out a recording brief at Hinxton Hall (TL 4966/4466) during the first phase of landscaping and excavation of a lake. This work is part of the development of Hinxton Hall site by Fuller Peiser on behalf of The Welcome Trust. A number of Roamn ditches were revealed, including a rectangular enclosure and field boundaries, which date from the first to fourth centuries. A series of ditches, a possible fenceline, and a chalk wall formed a boundary which was aligned with the Roman enclosure. The origin of this boundary is unknown, but it appears to have existed and been reinforced for a considerable periods of time before going out of use at the time of emparkment in the mid-nineteenth century. A continuity of land boundaries from the Roman through to the post-medieval periods is suggested.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hinxton, hinxton, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, A45, recording brief, Hinxton Hall, pond, stream channel, pottery, pot sherds, Roman pot sherds, early medieval pot sherds, pot sherd, Roman pot sherd, roman pottery, Roman pottery, eraly medieval pottery, Early medieval pottery, early medieval pot sherd, ditch, linear ditch, flint, worked flint, lithic implement, triple ditch, flint flake, animal bone, amphora fragments, amphora fragment, amphora, mortarium, burnt flint core, burnt flint, ash deposit, ashy deposit, rubbish, bottles, bottle, bricks, brick, late nineteenth century, early twentieth century, linear slots, subangular flints, subangular flint, pit, burnt bone, angular flints, angular flint, chalk, chalk fragments, chaalk fragment, wall, chalk wall, chalk wall foundation, wall foundation, tree bole, shell, well lined, red brick, capped, landscaping, Romano-British settlement, Romano-British, romano-british, romano-british settlement, settlement, roman settlement, Roman settlement, Romano-British field systems, field system, droveways, droveway, occupation site, boundary, parkland, transition, grey ware, tegula, tile, a45, report a45, report A45, Report A45, CCCAFU report A45
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Early Bronze Age 2500 - 1500 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC > Late Neolithic 2700 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4275
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Deposited On:16 Oct 2018 12:51
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