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Post-Medieval ditches and Undated Features from the Perse School, Cambridge

Webb, Robin (2016) Post-Medieval ditches and Undated Features from the Perse School, Cambridge. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd., Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Between the 9th and 11th of May 2016 an archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology East in advance of the construction of a new artificial grass all-weather pitch at the Perse Upper School, Cambridge (TL 4618 5580). This evaluation took the form of six 30m trenches covering 5% of the development area. The trenches were excavated to a chalky marl natural and revealed limited archaeological remains alongside periglacial features. Archaeologically, a series of undated, though potentially prehistoric or Roman ditches were uncovered on the same north-east to south-west and north-west to south-east alignment as those of the coaxial field system identified in the Addenbrooke's area to the south and Clay Farm to the south-west. Two post-medieval ditches were also identified forming part of a boundary and drainage system within the area. The boundary ran perpendicular to a boundary identified in 2008, on a north to south alignment, with the drainage ditch running east-north-east to west-south-west and parallel to ditches identified in the 2008 and 2012 evaluations to the south-east. An isolated and undated posthole was also identified, as well as a series of pits of uncertain date.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, cambridge, cambridgeshire, post-medieval, undated, perse school, animal bone
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2843
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:14 Jun 2016 14:17
Last Modified:14 Jun 2016 14:17

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