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Roman Activity at the Former Allotment Site, Newmarket Road, Cambridge: A Post-Excavation Assessment

Casa-Hatton, Rebecca and Kemp, Steve (2003) Roman Activity at the Former Allotment Site, Newmarket Road, Cambridge: A Post-Excavation Assessment. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological excavation was undertaken by the Archaeological Field Unit of Cambridgeshire County Council (AFU) at the former allotment site at Newmarket Road, Cambridgeshire (TL 4847 5931) in spring 2002. The work was commissioned by Willmott Dixon Housing Ltd in advance of residential development proposed by Granta Housing Association. The development area comprises a rectangular plot of 1.28ha that was formerly part of Newmarket Road Cemetery and used for allotment gardens until recently. It is located on the eastern edge of the historic city of Cambridge, near the boundary of the parish of Fen Ditton and north of Teversham. In relation to Cambridge, the site lies on the eastern side of the town, between Newmarket Road Cemetery to the west and Marshals Works to the east. The evidence from the excavation confirmed the evaluation results, pointing to light industrial and agricultural activity peripheral to the core of the Roman settlement. The settlement was not identified during the excavation.

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Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Early Bronze Age 2500 - 1500 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC > Late Neolithic 2700 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:5284
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