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Early Medieval Structural Remains a 12 Hartford Road, Huntingdon: An Archaeological Evaluation.

Connor, Aileen (1996) Early Medieval Structural Remains a 12 Hartford Road, Huntingdon: An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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An archaeological evaluation in the gardens of 12, Hartford Road, Huntingdon (TL241718) was undertaken between the 9th and 16th of January 1996 by the Archaeological Field Unit of Cambridgeshire County Council on behalf of Nene Housing Association.

The evaluation has proved conclusively that archaeological deposits and features dating to the medieval period or earlier survive at a depth of 0.70m and more below the current ground level at the front of the plot, and at a depth of 0.90m and more below the current ground level in areas of the rear of the plot. The evidence from trench 1 at the front of the plot suggests at least three phases of medieval activity from the 12th - mid 14th centuries, including clay extraction and structural evidence. The evidence from trench 2 at the rear of the plot also suggests the presence of several phases of structures, and a sequence of pitting possibly dating to as early as the 10th century and sealed by a deposit of mid 14th century date. Trench 3, also at the rear of the plot did not contain any evidence of medieval activity, but indicates the presence of a large water filled pit or pond which was levelled up in the 18th century or later.

The evidence from trenches 1 and 2 shows that archaeological remains dating to the early medieval period are present which are likely to need consideration before this site is developed. The evaluation has demonstrated that Hartford Road was part of the early medieval town which seems to have contracted ruing the 14th century confirming the accuracy of the 1572 survey.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Early Medieval, medieval, Huntingdon, early medieval structure, St Neots ware, Shelly ware, clay extraction, archaeological evaluation, cambridgeshire, pit, phase, pond, post-medieval, post medieval, town, 1572 survey, pottery
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Depositing User: Archives
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 12:15
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 12:17
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4112

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