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Archaeological Recording Brief at High Street Farm, West Wratting

Sutherland, T. L. (1994) Archaeological Recording Brief at High Street Farm, West Wratting. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Planning permission had been granted for a house to be built on a plot of land known as High Street Farm, fronting onto High Street, West Wratting, Cambridgeshire (TL 6065-5200). Trenching for the house foundations was carried out on 1st December 1994, observations of which recorded the presence of a brick floor, from approximately the 18th or 19th century, and a steep sided, one metre deep ditch which ran approximately north-east/south-west across the site. This ditch contained several sherds of pottery, a number of which were particularly noteworthy. This pottery suggests that the ditch as open in the later medieval period (C.13th-15th century)and remained open until relatively recently when the upper part of it was used as a route for a one inch diameter, steel water pipe. Both the ditch (part of an older field boundary), and a structure in the position of the recorded floor can be identified on 19th century maps. No other significant features were found.

Item Type:Client Report
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Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4279
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Deposited On:01 Nov 2018 21:20
Last Modified:01 Nov 2018 21:20

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