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Granhams Farm Golf Course Neolithic to Medieval: the Archaeological Landscape Surrounding Granhams Farm, from Nine Wells to Hinton Way, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire

Hinman, Mark (1999) Granhams Farm Golf Course Neolithic to Medieval: the Archaeological Landscape Surrounding Granhams Farm, from Nine Wells to Hinton Way, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between the 23rd August and the 8th October 1999, the Archaeological Field Unit (AFU) of Cambridgeshire County Council undertook evaluation by means of a desk-based study and trial trenching on land surrounding Granhams Farm, Great Shelford, Cambridge. The work was commissioned as a preliminary step in the formulation of an environmental impact statement in advance of a planning application for the development of the site as a new golf course. The evaluation revealed the presence of archaeological remains from the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romano-British, Medieval and Post-Medieval periods. Significant discoveries include a Neolithic shaft, bronze Age ring-ditch, Iron Age roundhouse, late Iron Age cremation with imported pottery vessels from Gaul, a previously unknown late Romano-British settlement of c. 3rd-4th century date and well preserved remains of the Medieval settlement associated with and adjacent to Granhams Manor. In addition a significant pattern of continuity of alignment and layout of ditched boundaries and field systems across the area was indicated. The large scale of this evaluation therefore illustrates the potential of the archaeological remains preserved within the development area to address a number of current research issues, in particular the origins and development of the local landscape.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Report No. 167, Granhams Farm Golf Course, Granhams Farm, Nine Wells, Hinton Way, Great Shelford, great shelford, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Mesolithic flint, Mesolithic, mesolithic, flint, blade, Neolithic, neolithic, lithic implement, worked flint, lithic assemblage, blade-like flake, pottery, ceramics, ceramic assemblage, prehistoric pottery, mollusca, snails, burnt flint, posthole, postholes, postpipes, roundhouse, Middle Iron Age, middle iron age, Middle iron Age pottery, Late Pre Roman pottery, Belgic, Belgic types, ditch, ditches, boundary, boundary lines, field system, flint core, trackway, trackways, sherd, flint boulders, Grey Ware, furlong boundary, boundary, animal remains, pit, enclosure, buried soil horizon, settlement, gully, Hadham Red Ware, Colour Coated Ware, shaft, barrow, oven, kiln, flue, beam-slot, building, wall, micaceous ware vessel, terra nigra platter, terra nigra, cremation pit,cemetery, burnt bone, grave, brooch, pin, copper alloy pin, brooch, Aucissa brooch, medieval house platform, aquifer, spring, ring ditch, 167, report 167, Report 167, CCCAFU report 167
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Depositing User: Archives
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 09:29
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 09:29
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4283

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