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64-68 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Cox, Nicholas and Morgan, Stephen (2016) 64-68 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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An archaeological evaluation was carried out at 64-68 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire to provide further information about the archaeological character of the site in support of a planning application for redevelopment for housing and commercial properties. The fieldwork took place between the 4th and 10th of May 2016. A total of seven trenches were excavated within the proposed development area.
Evidence of medieval settlement activity was uncovered in the northern part of the site in the form of pits and low levels of finds. The remainder of the test pits showed that the site had been open fields until the mid or late 19th century, and that they had been subject to heavy manuring and/or rubbish disposal throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Test Pit 5 at the rear of the site was located in a row of terraced houses shown on maps of 1830 and 1885. This test pit showed that quarrying had taken place followed by housing development.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: archaeological evaluation, cambridgeshire, cambridge, newmarket road, barnwell, barnwell priory, medieval, post-medieval, pottery, settlement, open fields, terraced houses
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Chris Faine
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2020 10:26
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/3142

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