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The Archaeology of High Cross, West Cambridge: A Desktop Study



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Alexander, Mary 


This desk top study was commissioned by Colvin and Moggridge, Landscape Architects as a preliminary stage of a proposed development of University owned land at High Cross, Cambridge. The site occupies an area of approximately 60 hectares situated on the south side of Madingley Road to the east of the M11 junction. The area now comprises a mixture of arable fields and buildings, including the Cavendish Laboratories in the south-east, various constructions associated with the Veterinary School, the Schlumberger Research centre and a series of light industrial units in the area known as Short's to the west. This desk top assessment will bring together all the currently available information concerning the known and the potential archaeological remains in the immediate area, with a view to predicting the nature, extent and state of preservation of archaeological features within the development zone. The impact of the proposed scheme on the archaeology will be assessed, and this information will contribute in the formulation of any development plans.



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Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

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