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Undated Field System Remains at Little Paxton Quarry, Cambridgeshire: An Archaeological Evaluation

Hickling, Steve (2005) Undated Field System Remains at Little Paxton Quarry, Cambridgeshire: An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological evaluation at Little Paxton Quarry, although producing few finds, has identified this area as agricultural land with at least three phases of field systems. The earliest system identified is a pre-medieval enclosed field system laid out on a different alignment to the other two and so far undated, but potentially prehistoric (the excavations by the Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit to the north identified elements of an Iron Age/Roman field system). The medieval (?) open field, represented by the furrows in trench 6, was orientated on the cardinal compass points and was probably part of a southern field belonging to Boughton. The most recent are the present enclosed fields, aligned like the ridge and furrow.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, agriculture, Agriculture, Agricultural Land, agricultural land, Agricultural land, pre-medieval, Pre-medieval, Medieval, medieval, report 849, 849, Report 849, CCCAFU report 849, Little Paxton, little paxton, furrow, furrows, ridge and furrow, ridge and furrows, field system, prehistoric, Prehistoric, Enclosure Act, enclosure act, post-medieval, Post-Medieval, Post Medieval, post medieval, boundary, boundaries
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5426
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Deposited On:25 Nov 2019 09:29
Last Modified:25 Nov 2019 09:29

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