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Ryder's Farm: An Archaeological Investigation of a 13th Century Farmhouse in Swavesey, Cambridgeshire

Bray, Simon Ryder's Farm: An Archaeological Investigation of a 13th Century Farmhouse in Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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An excavation within a farmhouse in Swavesey (fig. 1) which dates to the mid-13th century was completed during January 1993 in advance of major alterations and restoration. A series of alterations and features were found which greatly increased the size and comfort of the house; these have been attributed to the mid-17th to early 18th century. The alterations included: a complex drainage system beneath the floor of the main hall, the infilling of some of the main structural walls with bricks, conversion into a two storey dwelling and construction of three excavations to the south and east of the main hall.

A thick compact layer of deliberately deposited clay was found extending beneath the whole of the house. It has been interpreted as a house platform laid during the initial phase of construction during the mid-13th century.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cambridgeshire, Farmhouse, Deserted medieval village, Swavesey, medieval, post-medieval, post medieval, house platform, refurbishment, hall, drainage system
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Depositing User: Archives
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 12:59
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 12:59
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4059

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