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Saxo-Norman and Medieval ditches at New Cross Farm, Landbeach: An Archaeological Evaluation

Macaulay, Stephen (2002) Saxo-Norman and Medieval ditches at New Cross Farm, Landbeach: An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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On the 10th October 2002, an archaeological evaluation was undertaken on land within the centre of the village of Landbeach, at New Cross Farm (TL 47519 65185), by staff of the Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeology Unit. The project was commissioned by Steve Watts in advanced of a proposed office and garage development. The work was carried out according to a brief for archaeological evaluation issued by Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeology Officer. The work was supervised on site by Tony Baker and the project was managed by Stephen Macaulay.

The results of the evaluation (within a 7.2m long trench) revealed three ditches and a single posthole. Pottery recovered from these features date them to the Saxo-Norman (900-1150AD) period. In addition these features were beneath an eroded gravel layer, interpreted as a possible trackway or courtyard surface. This was also of medieval date (1150-1350), with pottery fragments being recovered from the fill.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Landbeach, landbeach, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, A209, Anglo-Saxon, anglo-saxon, early medieval, Early Medieval, Medieval, medieval, ditch, posthole, post hole, pottery, gravel, trackway, courtyard, layer, surface, Anglo-Saxon pottery, anglo-saxon pottery, early medieval pottery, Early Medieval pottery, Medieval pottery, medieval pottery, pot, ceramic, sherd, a209, report a209, report A209, Report a209, Report A209, CCCAFU report A209
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: 02 Oct 2019 13:31
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 13:31
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5075

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