An Archaeological Evaluation at Tanholt Farm, Eyebury Quarry, Eye, Peterborough

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An archaeological evaluation was undertaken in advance of the proposed extension of Eyebury Quarry at Tanholt Farm, south-east of the village of Eye, Peterborough (centred TF 243 024). Seventeen trenches were excavated, all of which contained archaeological features. Although the site as a whole was characterised by a distinct paucity of artefacts, most features were dateable either to the Bronze Age of the Romano-British period; in addition a few Post-Medieval field boundaries were recovered. The densest concentration of Bronze Age features - field boundaries, pits and a probable settlement – lay towards the east of the site, although traces of prehistoric archaeology appeared right across the investigation area. The Romano- British features were mostly concentrated towards the west, near the Archaeological Conservation Zone, and included numerous co-axial field ditches and a metalled trackway.

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