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Medieval Field Systems at Sir Harry Smith Community College, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire: An Archaeological Evaluation

Bailey, Glenn and Macaulay, Stephen (2005) Medieval Field Systems at Sir Harry Smith Community College, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire: An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 31st May and 2nd June 2005 an archaeological evaluation was undertaken at Sir Harry Smith Community College, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire (TL 2762 9738) by staff of the Archaeological Field Unit of Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC AFU). Three trenches were excavated to evaluate the development area, totalling 123m in length. The only archaeological features exposed were shallow ditches which indicated the survival of a medieval field system in the field immediately to the north of the present college. Pottery recovered confirmed the date of these furrows as late medieval. The route of a previous fence and hedge line also crossed the site. The topsoil contained 19th- and 20th-century debris, including pottery. No further archaeological features were revealed. The trench sections showed that the area had undergone significant landscaping in the recent past in an attempt to level the area.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Whittlesey, whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, 812, report 812, Report 812, CCCAFU report 812, medieval, Medieval, field system, agriculture, ditch, field ditch, furrow, ridge and furrow, field boundary, post-medieval, Post-Medieval, post medieval, Post Medieval, landscaping, post-medieval pottery, Post-Medieval pottery, post medieval pottery, Post Medieval pottery, pottery, Pottery, pot, ceramic, sherd, Sir Harry Smith Community College
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5394
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Deposited On:20 Jan 2020 13:53
Last Modified:20 Jan 2020 13:53

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