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An Archaeological Evaluation at the Former Chesterton Hospital, Union Lane, Chesterton, Site 3

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Hatherley, Candy 


The Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU) was commissioned by Januarys Chartered Surveyors on behalf of Lifespan Healthcare NHS Trust to carry out an archaeological evaluation in advance of redevelopment on the site of the former Chesterton Hospital. Located to the north of Chesterton village, off Union Lane, the evaluation comprised of 71 square metres of trial trenches carried out between the 5th and the 9th November 2001. This third phase of work at Chesterton Hospital has unfortunately produced no significant information to broaden our understanding of the village of Chesterton. The Post Medieval quarry pits and the possible early 19th century garden features all appear to be contemporary with the construction/life of the Workhouse. They may well have truncated earlier activity although the presence of a very abraded sherd of 15th century pottery is the only evidence.



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Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

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