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4th Archaeological Test Pit Evaluation at Wimpole Park, Cambridgeshire

Fairbairn, James (2016) 4th Archaeological Test Pit Evaluation at Wimpole Park, Cambridgeshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 4th of January and the 8th of January 2016 Oxford Archaeology East carried out an archaeological test pit evaluation at Wimpole Park, Cambridgeshire. The work was carried out on behalf of the National Trust following a scheme agreed with Historic England. A total of 76 test pits were dug in advance of tree planting to restore the historic parkland of the formal gardens. Of these were 13 located in archaeologically sensitive areas. Evidence of medieval building platforms, a cobbled surface and an area of re-used ceramic building material were found close to a medieval track way at the north end of the evaluated area. In the southern part of the evaluation area test pits revealed a late 18th or early 19th century pathway and a buried soil.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Test pit, test pit, Evaluation, evaluation, Wimpole, wimpole, Arrington, arrington, Wimpole Hall, wimpole hall, historic parkland, formal garden, building platform, surface, cobbled surface, trackway, track way, ceramic building material, Ceramic Building Material, CBM, cbm, Medieval, medieval, Post-medieval, Post Medieval, post-medieval, post medieval, path, pathway, path way, 1898, report 1898, Report 1898, OAE report 1898
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4909
Deposited By: Hamilton
Deposited On:10 Jun 2019 13:20
Last Modified:10 Jun 2019 13:20

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