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Medieval and Post-Medieval Remains at Royal Oak Passage, Huntingdon. An Archaeological Evaluation

Hickling, Steve (2005) Medieval and Post-Medieval Remains at Royal Oak Passage, Huntingdon. An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

During May 2005 the Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit carried out an archaeological evaluation by trial trenching at Royal Oak Passage, Huntingdon in advance of a residential development. This evaluation, although on a small scale, produced a significant amount of medieval remains, consisting of pits and post holes typical of urban backyard activity. Parallels can be drawn with the CCC AFU excavations 50m to the south at Walden House in 2005. No evidence was uncovered of settlement fronting onto Royal Oak Passage; it appears to have been oriented on the High Street to the east. Also discovered was considerable post-medieval activity, more pits and post holes, overlain by a thick layer of garden soil dated to the 18th century. One prehistoric feature was present, a ditch in Trench 1, aligned parallel with the modern High Street (Roman Ermine Street). This ditch is very similar in form, alignment and position to one found at the Walden House excavations.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Huntingdon, huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Evaluation, evaluation, archaeological evaluation, Bronze Age, bronze age, Roman, roman, Ermine Street, ermine street, post-medieval, Post-Medieval, 806, report 806, Report 806, CCCAFU report 806, pit, post hole, posthole, backyard, back plot, post medieval, Post Medieval, garden soil, 18th century
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:5388
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Deposited On:20 Jan 2020 09:51
Last Modified:20 Jan 2020 09:51

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