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Merton Hall Farm, West Cambridge. An Archaeological Evaluation


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Newman, Richard 

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A trench-based evaluation was undertaken at Merton Hall Farm, West Cambridge, in advance of proposed redevelopment. Three phases of activity were identified. The first consisted of clay quarrying associated with probable brick/tile manufacture during the 17th/18th century. Subsequently, following the purchase of the land upon its enclosure in 1803 by Merton College, Oxford, Merton Hall Farm was established in the mid-19th century. A brick-built well, numerous wall footings and a relatively substantial dump of domestic refuse were associated with this phase. Finally, in the early 21st century, extensive truncation occurred in association with the establishment - and subsequent demolition - of a University-related building.

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Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

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