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St Catharine's College, Cambridge: An Archaeological Desktop Assessment on the Site of the New Lecture theatre.



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Dickens, Alison 


A desk based assessment was carried out for the area of St. Catharine's College designated for redevelopment as a lecture theatre. The current use is for parking with a below ground cycle park. This basement level is 2.5m below current ground level. The site lies in an important area of the town, between the river and the main route into the city. Finds are recorded nearby from the Roman, Saxon and medieval periods. A Carmelite priory was founded in 1290 on the opposite side of old Milne Street from the St. Catharine's site, itself founded in 1475. Comparison with nearby borehole records suggests that despite the reduction in the basement, the height of surrounding natural is such that it is quite possible that archaeology could survive.



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Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

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