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Saxon and Medieval Structural Remains at Thrapston Road, Spaldwick

Schlee, Duncan (1996) Saxon and Medieval Structural Remains at Thrapston Road, Spaldwick. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Beam slots and postholes representing at least two buildings and a series of associated ditches and pits, dated to the Late Saxo-Norman/Early Medieval period, were defined within the excavation area. It is clear from the alignment of features that these remains do not pre-date the construction of the Bishop's enclosure since they are aligned with a property boundary that appears to dates from the post-enclosure layout of the village, but which is different from the alignment of the present day along the Thrapston road. There were no features that appeared to pre-date the Bishop's Palace enclosure.

The ambiguity of the ceramic dating evidence is less clear to the date at which the village underwent its re-development, though Taylor's (1989) suggested twelfth century date still seems most likely.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Saxon, Medieval, Thrapston Road, Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire, Desktop study, Archaeological Evaluation, Archaeological Excavation, DBA, desk-based assessment, Bishop's enclosure, early medieval, alignment, property boundary, post-enclosure, pottery, beamslot, post hole, building, structure
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Depositing User: Archives
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 09:06
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 09:07
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4119

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