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Medieval Remains at 19 West End Road, Maxey: An Archaeological Evaluation

Hickling, Steve (2005) Medieval Remains at 19 West End Road, Maxey: An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

At the end of March 2005 the Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit was called on to carry out an archaeological evaluation by trial trenching at 19 West End Road, Maxey in advance of a small residential development. This site can be split into two distinct areas; the street frontage and the rear of the area. The street frontage shows intense activity in the period 1150-1350, with ditches and small quarry pits. A wall may date to this period, but may just post-date it, in comparison with a similar site at Willow Brook Farm, Maxey. The rear of the development area appears to have been arable. The field to the north of the development area still has ridge and furrow earthworks, which probably extended south into the development area. These have been flattened in the development area, but an east to west aligned earthwork here is probably a former headland. This headland is adjacent to and on the same orientation as several medieval ditches representing the rear of the street front plots.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Maxey, maxey, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Peterborough, peterborough, 796, report 796, Report 796, CCCAFU report 796, medieval, Medieval, street, arable, ridge and furrow, furrow, furrows, pit, pits, quarry, quarry pit, extractive pit, ditch, ditches, boundary ditch, boundary, wall, earthwork, earthworks, headland, street frontage
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:5378
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:14 Jan 2020 07:58
Last Modified:14 Jan 2020 07:58

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