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Post-Medieval Occupation at North Street, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Payne, Dennis (2006) Post-Medieval Occupation at North Street, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 9th and 30th November 2005, archaeological monitoring was undertaken within the town of Wisbech. The development consisted of directional piling and trenching in order to lay ground beams for the foundations of the New Foyer Building, North Street, Wisbech. The work was undertaken by staff of the Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit and commissioned by Burmor Construction. Successive phases of marine inundation over the centuries have created deeply stratified deposits, representing an accumulation of occupation layers interspersed with the marine silts, which occur over a wide area of the centre of Wisbech. These period events have created a unique situation for the town with deeply stratified deposits concealing the archaeology consisting of building foundations and occupation layers. These deposits were revealed in some parts of the trenching for the building foundations, exposing a predominantly post-medieval period of silt deposition interspersed with occupation layers, as anticipated.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Wisbech, wisbech, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, marine silts, silt, marine silt, Marine Silts, Marine silts, stratified deposits, Stratified deposits, Post-medieval, Post-Medieval, post-medieval, post medieval, Post Medieval, report 847, 847, Report 847, CCCAFU report 847, building, structure, foundation, building foundation, building foundations, occupation, occupation layer, layer, urban, urban archaeology
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5424
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:26 Nov 2019 15:58
Last Modified:26 Nov 2019 15:58

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