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Possible Roman Clunch Quarries at Swaffham Bulbeck Primary School. An Archaeological Evaluation.

Connor, Aileen (1998) Possible Roman Clunch Quarries at Swaffham Bulbeck Primary School. An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological evaluation in the playground of Swaffham Bulbeck Primary School has shown that quarrying for clunch took place on this site in the past. Roman finds from one of the quarries suggests a possible earliest date in the Roman period. The presence of worked pieces of clunch in the quarries suggests that the clunch was being quarried for use nearby. This may include a substantial Roman building in the vicinity, although the finds may be residual and there are several buildings still standing in Swaffham Bulbeck which use clunch in their construction, including the 13th century church and parts of the school buildings and village hall. Other undated possible structural features were also encountered in the trenches.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, archaeological excavation, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Swaffham Bulbeck, swaffham bulbeck, Roman, roman, pottery, Roman pottery, roman pottery, tile, shell, clunch, dressed clunch, quarry, worked stone, Post-Medieval, post-medieval, post medieval, Post Medieval, mortar, brick structure, structure, A130, a130, report a130, report A130, Report a130, Report A130, CCCAFU report A130
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4930
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:06 Aug 2019 07:34
Last Modified:06 Aug 2019 07:35

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