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Medieval Activity at St Felix Lodge, Soham, Cambridgeshire

Haskins, Anthony (2018) Medieval Activity at St Felix Lodge, Soham, Cambridgeshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between the 2nd and 5th July 2018, Oxford Archaeology East undertook a single trench evaluation at St Felix Lodge, Soham (NGR TL 5952 7323). The evaluation revealed features on the edge of the known core of medieval Soham near to the location of St Felix Abbey.
Four large pits of medieval date and three associated ditches forming a re-cut boundary were excavated. The fill of at least one of the pits was indicative of waterlogged deposits and it is suggested that these features (dated to around 1400 – 1500 AD) were located towards the eastern edge of medieval Soham. The small assemblage of medieval pottery and animal bone recovered during the evaluation is be indicative of domestic refuse and the features were probably activity within a ‘back plot’ off Paddock Street. A single undated post-hole was also excavated, but it is unclear whether this formed part of a structure or not.
A layer of made ground, probably associated with the demolition of the post-medieval malthouse on the corner of Brewhouse Lane and Paddock Street, was also excavated.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: archaeological evaluation, cambridgeshire, soham, medieval, pit, ditch, lithic, worked flint, pottery, nail, animal bone, faunal remains, domestic waste, domestic refuse, back plot, paddock street, post-medieval, malthouse, demolition, made ground, report 2228, OAE report 2228, 2228
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Hamilton
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2018 13:01
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2018 19:49
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4209

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