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A Medieval Croft at the Former Allotments, Fordham Road, Isleham: An Archaeological Evaluation

Kenney, S. (2004) A Medieval Croft at the Former Allotments, Fordham Road, Isleham: An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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The Archaeological Field Unit of Cambridgeshire County Council has conducted an archaeological evaluation on 0.43ha of land at the former allotments, Fordham Road, Isleham, Cambridgeshire (TL 6439/7391). This was in advance of a proposed housing development.
The evaluation revealed medieval features including a quarry pit in Trench 1 that appears to predate the known extraction of clunch in this area. Undated post holes in Trench 1 may be of a similar date to the quarry and other features uncovered nearby. A single pit was uncovered in Trench 2, the only datable find from which was Roman tile, although this may be residual. One of the four test pits that were also dug revealed that post-medieval levelling had taken place in the area on the western edge of the site. Taken together, the quarry pit and post holes probably indicate that this plot of land was in use as a croft in the early medieval period, very similar in its layout to later examples seen further north in the village.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Isleham, isleham, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, clunch, 756, report 756, Report 756, CCCAFU report 756, Roman, roman, early medieval, Early Medieval, croft, plot, building plot, Post-Medieval, post-medieval, Post Medieval, post medieval, levelling, levelling layer, post-medieval levelling layer, made ground, post-medieval made ground, early medieval croft, evaluation, Evaluation, archaeological evaluation, Medieval, medieval, quarry, quarry pit, quarrying, extractive pit, chalk, medieval extractive pit, medieval quarry pit, chalk quarry
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: 25 Apr 2022 12:23
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2022 12:23
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5334

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