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Saxo-Norman Features at Beechwood Avenue, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire: An Archaeological Evaluation

Atkins, Robert (2003) Saxo-Norman Features at Beechwood Avenue, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire: An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 21st July ad 22nd July 2003 the Archaeological Field Unit (AFU) of Cambridgeshire County Council conducted an archaeological evaluation at 82-84 Beechwood Avenue, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire (TL5443/6065) in advance of construction of four houses. Three trenches (total length 33.60m) were excavated within the proposed development area (0.12ha). A few Saxo-Norman features were uncovered consisting of a possible well and a domestic rubbish pit. These may represent features in plots behind former property(ies) fronting the High Street. Possibly contemporary with these features was an undated east-west boundary ditch which ran at right angles to the High Street. There were no later medieval features or artefacts found on the site. I recent times, possibly during the nineteenth century, the site was disturbed and earlier remains were truncated. The site was subsequently levelled with redeposited layers sealing the natural geology. The layers may be upcast remains from nearby quarrying. A nineteenth century east to west boundary ditch was also uncovered.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bottisham, bottisham, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, archaeological evaluation, evaluation, ditch, boundary ditch, post-medieval, post medieval, Post Medieval, Post-medieval, saxo-norman, Saxo-Norman, Early Medieval, early medieval, well, Well, pit, Pit, rubbish pit, domestic waste, domestic rubbish, domestic rubbish pit, St Neots Ware, St Neots ware, st neots ware, Thetford Ware, Thetford ware, thetford ware, pottery, Pottery, animal remains, animal bone, bone, bird bone, roman pottery, residual, residual pottery, upcast, quarry, A229, a229, report a229, report A229, Report a229, Report A229, CCCAFU report A229
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4434
Deposited By: Hamilton
Deposited On:24 Oct 2018 19:25
Last Modified:24 Oct 2018 19:25

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