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Archaeological Investigations of Land Adjacent to Mount Pleasant Farm, Chatteris

Kemp, S. N. (1999) Archaeological Investigations of Land Adjacent to Mount Pleasant Farm, Chatteris. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Archaeological Field Unit of Cambridgeshire County Council was commissioned to investigate the archaeological potential of land adjacent to the Sixteen Foot Drain TL430/886 which was proposed for the location of a new irrigation reservoir. Three trenches totalling 75m in length within a 0.6 ha area were machine excavated. Archaeological remains are sparse and it the main features are either recent in date or the result of natural phenomena indicating the absence of occupation. The results of the archaeological trenching programme show that the area was beyond the area of prehistoric, Roman and medieval settlement as suggested by the desk-based research. Although the cropmarks suggest that later prehistoric settlement may have occurred very close to the fen edge the evaluation shows that at no point did the settlement extend in to the fens. Further archaeological work is unlikely to be appropriate.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mount Pleasant Farm, mount pleasant farm, chatteris, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, March gravels, march gravels, gravels, Gravels, evaluation, Evaluation, archaeological evaluation, Modern, modern, fen, Fen, fenland, Fenland, Fen edge, Fen Edge, fen edge, B57, b57, report b57, Report b57, report B57, Report B57, CCCAFU report B57
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
ID Code:5168
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:03 Apr 2020 09:55
Last Modified:03 Apr 2020 09:55

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