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Buxhall Farm, Histon, Cambridgeshire

Gilmour, Nick (2009) Buxhall Farm, Histon, Cambridgeshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In July 2009 Oxford Archaeology East undertook a desktop assessment to examine
the available historical and archaeological resources relating to the site of Buxhall
Farm, Histon, Cambridgeshire (centred at TL 4427 6425). Cambridgeshire County
Council commissioned the work. The aim of the assessment was to define the
archaeological potential of the site in advance of possible redevelopment.
The site lies to the north of the Medieval centre of Histon and covers a total area of
30.6 ha of land currently under cultivation. Evidence of Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and
medieval activity have all been revealed in the local area in recent years. In the
development area itself geological anomalies made the interpretation of aerial
photographs problematic and the lack of direct archaeological excavation in the
immediate vicinity also hindered accurate conclusions being drawn. However, the
potential for Romano-British archaeological remains, and to a slightly lesser extent
Iron Age remains has been shown to be significant.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Chris Faine
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 09:05
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 09:05
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/1843

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