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Land West of Five Acres Farm, Harrison Way, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

Birnie, Simon (2017) Land West of Five Acres Farm, Harrison Way, St Ives, Cambridgeshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between 20th and 24th March 2017 Oxford Archaeology East (OA East) carried out a trenched evaluation at Land West of Five Acres Farm, Harrison Way, St Ives, Cambridgeshire (TL3239 7202). This work was commissioned by SLR Consulting Ltd on behalf of their client. The evaluation comprised the excavation of 11 trenches across the site, these were located on a random grid array so as to enable sufficient coverage of the development area. The trenching provided evidence for the presence of agricultural features in the form of two slightly differently aligned ditch systems and a system of Ridge and Furrow cultivation. The ditch systems are undated other than the presence of probably residual tiny fragments of prehistoric pottery in one and a sherd of medieval pottery in the other. One ditch belonging to the latter system is depicted on an Estate map of 1753 and the First Edition Ordnance Survey Map (1887). The Ridge and Furrow is assumed to be medieval based on its morphology.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Evaluation, evaluation archaeological evaluation, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, St Ives, st ives, Medieval, medieval, ditch, Ditch, ditches, boundary ditch , boundary ditches, field, field system, agriculture, farming, furrow, ridge and furrow, Pottery, pottery, pot, ceramic, shred, vessel, Medieval pottery, medieval pottery, Map, map, estate map, Estate Map, OS, os, Ordinance Survey Map, ordinance survey map, Post-Medieval, post-medieval, post medieval, Post Medieval, 2067, report 2067, Report 2067, OAE report 2067
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Hamilton
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2020 09:09
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5841

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