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Sawston Hall, Sawston, Cambridgeshire: An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment

Howe, Alexandra and Mortimer, Richard (2004) Sawston Hall, Sawston, Cambridgeshire: An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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This study was commissioned on behalf of Adrian Critchlow as part of a pre-planning enquiry and aims to define the archaeological potential of the land likely to be affected by any future development to refurbish the Hall as a Hotel, an alteration also requiring a certain amount of development within the grounds. This assessment applies solely to the potential for archaeological remains within the grounds of the Hall and not to any refurbishment of the hall building itself.
From the research undertaken it is clear that the development site has the potential for the survival of archaeological features and deposits. The manor and its surrounding park and garden have been untouched by intrusive modern farming techniques such as deep ploughing. If the area proves also to have been the site of the previous manor buildings, it would suggest that it has been untouched even by Medieval ploughing. There is therefore the possibility that if sub-surface remains are present, they could be associated with stratified archaeological deposits such as buried soils, make-up and demolition layers. This increases the potential for archaeological preservation within the immediate area.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sawston, sawston, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, 743, Medieval, medieval, modern, WWII, moat, post-medieval, Post-Medieval, Post Medieval, post medieval, DBA, dba, Desk-Based Assessment, Desk-based Assessment, desk-based assessment, manor, landscape, manorial landscape, park, garden, hall, hall building, report 743, Report 743, CCCAFU report 743
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Depositing User: Archives
Date Deposited: 05 May 2022 12:49
Last Modified: 05 May 2022 12:49
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5323

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