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Archaeological Recording at Hinxton Hall: The New Lake Site, Phase II

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 [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In June 1995, the Archaeological Field Unit of Cambridgeshire County Council carried out an unfunded recording brief at Hinxton Hall (TL 4968/4457) during the second phase of excavation of a lake. This work is part of the development of the Hinxton Hall site by Fuller Peiser on behalf of The Wellcome Trust. Part of a rectilinear enclosure was revealed, dated to the third to fourth centuries AD, very similar to an enclosure recorded during the first phase of lake development. The paucity and abrasion of finds in these features suggests an agricultural function during the Roman period, rather than settlement in this precise location. A timber building of probable early to mid Saxon date was excavated and recorded, most likely part of the settlement of that period revealed during the main excavation in 1993-94. A series of ditches on the same line, date from the Roman and post-medieval periods. This suggests, as in the first phase of lake development, a continuity of land boundaries from the Roman period through to the nineteenth century.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:A69, Hinxton Hall, hinxton hall, Hinxton, hinxton, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, rectilinear enclosure, enclosure, field system, human remains, bone, cranium, linear feature, oval feature, iron, slag fragment, slag, pot, pottery, ceramics, sherd, animal remains, animal bone, tile, cbm, CBM, ceramic building material, Ceramic Building Material, oyster shell, shell, ditch, Roman pottery, roman pottery, Roman, roman, posthole, Saxon, saxon, early medieval, Early Medieval, structure, timber structure, building, wall, annexe, fence line, clunch, clunch blocks, field drain, pit, land boundary, field boundary, cultivation, agriculture, a69, report a69, report A69, Report a69, Report A69
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4299
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Deposited On:26 Oct 2018 17:44
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