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Cambridge Castle Mound: Archaeological Test Pit and Borehole Evaluation

Fairbairn, James (2012) Cambridge Castle Mound: Archaeological Test Pit and Borehole Evaluation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Submitted)

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Abstract

From the 2nd to the 6th of January 2012 Oxford Archaeology East was commissioned excavate four test pits along the inside of the retaining wall surrounding the castle mound at Castle Hill, Shire Hall, Cambridge. Prior to this a watching brief was conducted, while Oakley Soils of Bury carried out a bore hole survey conducted on both sides of the castle mound. Evidence of deliberate backfilling and the construction cut for the wall was found in test pits two, three and four and evidence of the original mound (motte) material was found in test pits one, two and three.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:cambridge, cambridgeshire, castle mound, motte
Subjects:Primary Archives
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:961
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:19 Dec 2012 10:06
Last Modified:15 Jun 2016 11:43

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