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Land North of 52 Chapelfield Road, Guyhirn, Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire

Browne, David and Clarke, Graeme (2019) Land North of 52 Chapelfield Road, Guyhirn, Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between the 2nd and 12th of July 2019 OA East undertook a small, three trench evaluation for Grafton Ventures Ltd on land to the north of 52 Chapelfield Road, Guyhirn, Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire. A large pit was partly revealed in the western part of the development area that produced a substantial quantity of fired clay briquetage of forms typical of Romano-British salt production. This pit was probably associated with a wider set of both structural remains to the north and a boundary ditch to the west which produced further assemblages of briquetage and Roman pottery sherds. Taken together, these remains strongly suggest Romano-British salt making activity in the immediate vicinity. Roman activity appeared to have extended into the eastern part of the site where a further ditch was encountered which produced evidence of foodstuffs and further pottery sherds suggestive of domestic occupation. These remains were truncated by a later series of three parallel boundary ditches, which shared an alignment with the current field boundaries surrounding the site.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Wisbech St Mary, wisbech st mary, Evaluation, evaluation, Roman, roman, salt, saltmaking, salt-making, salt making, briquetage, fired clay, baked clay, Roman briquetage, roman briquetage, Pottery, pottery, pot, ceramic, sherd, vessel, Roman pottery, roman pottery, salt production, ditch, ditches, field boundary, boundary, 2350, report 2350, Report 2350, OAE report 2350
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Hamilton
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2020 09:46
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2020 09:46
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5901

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