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Land off Pope's Lane, Warboys: an Archaeological Evaluation

Hatton, Andrew and Wall, William (1999) Land off Pope's Lane, Warboys: an Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 18th and 26th February 1999, an archaeological evaluation was undertaken by members of the Cambridge County Council Archaeological Field Unit (AFU) on land off Pope's Lane in the village of Warboys (TL 305 798). The work was carried out on behalf of Persimmon Homes Ltd in advance of development and in accordance with a brief prepared by Andrew Thomas of Cambridge County Council Archaeology Office. The results were limited by two factors: the very wet conditions encountered in the southern half of the site and paucity of finds recovered. Nevertheless, it seemed that the southern half of the site had been less intensively used than the northern half and most of the features found in the south may be connected with drainage or water management, Possible furrows found in the northern half on the site did not extend to the southern half, suggesting that this was not cultivated. Three post holes, one containing sherds of medieval pottery, were found in the north-west corner of the site. The north-east corner could not be investigated because of the presence of an old orchard, which may in any case have destroyed any remains that once existed beneath it.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Warboys, warboys, evaluation, Evaluation, archaeological evaluation, cultivation, cultivated, drainage, water management, furrow, ridge and furrow, agriculture, post hole, medieval, Medieval, medieval pottery, orchard, land drain, field drain, gully, post-medieval, post medieval, Post Medieval, Post-Medieval, pit, natural feature, A146, a146, report A146, report a146, Report A146, Report a146, CCCAFU report A146
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4504
Deposited By: Hamilton
Deposited On:29 Nov 2018 18:58
Last Modified:29 Nov 2018 18:58

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