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45 High Street, Trumpington: Archaeological Evaluation by Trial Trenching

Hickling, Steve (2005) 45 High Street, Trumpington: Archaeological Evaluation by Trial Trenching. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

On the 22nd and 23rd December 2004, The Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit conducted an archaeological evaluation consisting of two trenches at 45 High Street, Trumpington. Subsequently on the 24th and 25th May 2005 the Archaeological Field Unit conducted a watching brief during the excavation of of foundation trenches. The site can be characterised as medieval roadside activity close to a settlement. The possible roadside ditch and the quarry pits for resurfacing the High Street indicate that legal duty of upkeep of the highway was taken seriously by the parish of Trumpington. The large amount of medieval finds from the site suggests that the site was close to a a late medieval settlement. The Green Man Public House, 60m to the south is a 15th century building, while 70m to the north-east was a possible medieval windmill mound. Of some interest is an assemblage of metalworking residue in a buried medieval soil layer.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, Evaluation, evaluation, watching brief, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Trumpington, trumpington, 780, report 780, Report 780, CCCAFU report 780, Medieval, medieval, pit, quarry pit, hammerscale, smith, pottery, Pottery, pot, ceramic, sherd, Colchester Ware, colchester ware, Ely Type Ware, ely type ware, Sandy Ware, sandy ware, buff, Essex Red Ware, essex red ware, Essex Micaceous Ware, EMW, essex micaceous ware, emw, Essex Micaceous Grey Ware, essex micaceous grey ware, Mill Green Ware, mill green ware, Shelly Ware, shelly ware, Northants type, northants type, biconical jug body, glazed, strip decorated, hard fired, jug, copper flecked glaze, jar, sherd, animal bone, mussel shell, Post-Medieval, post-medieval, willow pattern, red ware, Medieval pottery, medieval pottery, buried soil, metalworking, metalworking residue
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5352
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Deposited On:07 Jan 2020 11:57
Last Modified:07 Jan 2020 11:57

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