OA Library

An Archaeological Assessment of Land on and Behind Thrapston Road, Spaldwick, 1995

Schlee, Duncan (1996) An Archaeological Assessment of Land on and Behind Thrapston Road, Spaldwick, 1995. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

[thumbnail of CCCAFU_reportA79_LR.pdf]
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike.

Download (2MB) | Preview


An archaeological excavation commissioned by McLean Homes Ltd., was undertaken by the Archaeological Field Unit from November 30th 1995, returning in the new year for a second phase of assessment. Although the majority of the site was found to be devoid of any archaeological features, an area of street frontage on the Thrapston Road was found to contain Late Saxon cut features, including a beam slot, drip gully, pits and postholes. These are believed to represent settlement in Spaldwick prior to the founding of the Bishop’s Palace and foundation of demesne estate centre immediately to the south of the evaluation site. This earliest phase of occupation appears to be aligned differently to those of the present day, supporting the theory that the village underwent wholesale re-planning when the palace was founded in the mid twelfth century.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: A79, Spaldwick, spaldwick, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, desktop study, aerial photographic study, aerial photograph, evaluation, archaeological evaluation, beam slot, drip gully, pit, posthole, modern, Modern, drain, ditch, linear feature, pottery, pot, bowl, ceramic, sherd, late eighteenth century china, early nineteenth century china, early medieval, medieval, post-medieval, Post-Medieval, post medieval, Post Medieval, post-medieval pottery, Roman grey ware, Roman, roman, roman pottery, Roman pottery, Roman Pottery, St Neots Ware, st neots ware, sandy shelly ware, Sandy Shelly Ware, stamford ware, Stamford Ware, surface, cobbled surface, animal remains, animal bone, bone, fired clay, daub, burnt daub, clinker, fence, brick, CBM, cbm, ceramic building material, Ceramic Building Material, frontage, street frontage, saxon, Saxon, Late Saxon, late saxon, settlement, a79, report A79, report a79, Report A79, Report a79, CCCAFU report A79
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
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Depositing User: Archives
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 19:04
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2018 19:04
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4322

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item