Woodhead Drive, Cambridge: An Archaeological Evaluation.

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Newman, Richard 

A trench-based evaluation, comprising three trenches covering a combined total of 43m2, was undertaken on land situated off Woodhead Drive, Cambridge, on the 11th and 12th of October 2011. This revealed that the site had previously been subject to very limited anthropogenic activity. Although the sequence was well-preserved, only two archaeological features were identified. These consisted of regular east-northeast to west-southwest aligned furrows with shallow, concave profiles. Although undated, these features were most probably medieval in origin as they were associated with a well-worked subsoil deposit that contained 14th to 15th century pottery. This indicates that during the medieval period the site was situated within the open fields that constituted the rural hinterland of the nearby village of Chesterton. Above the subsoil, the remainder of the sequence comprised a layer of 19th century garden soil and a modern brick car park surface with associated hardcore.

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