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An Archaeological Evaluation at Sweetings Road, Godmanchester

Oakley, N. (1995) An Archaeological Evaluation at Sweetings Road, Godmanchester. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In January-February 1995 the Archaeological Field Unit of Cambridgeshire County Council carried out an archaeological evaluation at Sweetings Road, Godmanchester (TL 247/697). This was done on behalf of Galliford Sears Homes Ltd prior to a proposed housing development. An earthworks survey was completed of the remains of a medieval or post-medieval ridge-and-furrow field system and indicated that the original layout had undergone rearrangement at some period. The earthworks had been truncated to the north by post-medieval gravel pitting. Sample trenches confirmed the arrangements of furrows visible as earthworks and also supported the hypothesis of rearrangement. Between seven and nine ditches and other features proved to pre-date, and be truncated by, the ridge-and-furrow, but no dating evidence was found for them. A small concentration of worked flint and badly abraded, possibly prehistoric, pottery may indicate a focus of late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age activity on the site, but all the artefacts were recovered from disturbed, later contexts.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:A64, archaeological evaluation, Sweetings Road, sweetings road, Godmanchester, godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, evaluation, earthworks survey, ridge and furrow, furrow, field system, open field cultivation, cultivation, agriculture, Medieval, medieval, Post-Medieval, post-medieval, gravel pitting, pit, medieval pit, medieval gravel pit, ditches, ditch, linear feature, flint, flint scraper, struck flint, worked flint, lithic implement, Late Neolithic, late neolithic, Early Bronze Age, early bronze age, field drain, Modern, modern, charcoal, burnt post, stake-hole, pot, pottery, sherd, abraded pottery, colluvium, colluvial, a64, report a64, report A64, Report A64, CCCAFU report A64
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 > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4294
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Deposited On:30 Oct 2018 16:15
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