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Roman, Late Saxon, Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology at Clay Lane, Castor near Peterborough: An Archaeological Evaluation

Macaulay, Stephen (1997) Roman, Late Saxon, Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology at Clay Lane, Castor near Peterborough: An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Evaluation trenching in April 1997 produced evidence of Roman, late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval archaeology in eight of nine trenches. These remains were not extensive or representative of dense occupation. Roman remains were two ditches, several pits and post holes. The evidence of late Saxon/Norman occupation was confined to a single deep, steep sided pit (well) which was dug through the colluvium, a layer which sealed the earlier Roman archaeology. The medieval and post-medieval archaeological remains included a large boundary ditch and disturbed ridge and furrow in the western field. The ground surface of the entire site was uneven and pitted, the result of periods of Roman and post-medieval quarrying, dumping of stone and infilling of a pond. Artefactual recovery was poor, suggesting that the archaeology was outside the Roman development of Castor, similarly the absence of substantial Saxon and the medieval artefacts confirms that the site has primarily been used for agriculture since the Roman period.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: A113, Clay Lane, Castor, castor, Peterborough, peterborough, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, evaluation, ditch, pit, post hole, posthole, well, ridge and furrow, furrow, quarry, pond, ditch, boundary ditch, animal remains, charcoal, cess pit, cesspit, floor tile, tile, burnt daub, daub, quern, pottery, pot, Roman, early medieval, medieval, post-medieval, saxon, Saxon, roman, late saxon, Late Saxon, agriculture, farming, a113, report a113, report A113, clay lane, quarry pit, colluvium
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: 02 Oct 2018 16:54
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 17:21
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4354

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