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Westbury Farm, Great Offley, Hertfordshire: An Archaeological Excavation and Standing Building Survey



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Dickens, Alison 
Kenny, David 


Excavations at Westbury Farm, Great Offley, (TL 1415 2710) during August and October 1999 in advance of housing development by Ashtenne Residential Ltd and following a brief by North Hertforshire District Council revealed significant Early Medieval settlement remains of the 10th to 13th centuries relating to a manorial settlement. Evidence of ditched enclosures, timber buildings and a variety of other remains were discovered. Less significant Prehistoric, Post-Medieval and Modern remains were also encountered, while the Roman and Early/Middle Saxon periods were only represented by residual material. A standing building survey indicated that whilst Westbury Farm contained substantial 15th and 16th century elements the rest of the farm buildings are 19th and 20th century in date, contradicting the earlier belief that some of them were 17th century.



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Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

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