Archaeological Evaluation at Colne Fen Earith. The Holme (Site VII)
In advance of proposed gravel xtraction, evaluation fieldwork was undertaken by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit in two former fields located within the proposed southern extension of Earith Quarry. The work took place between 1st and 15th May 2001. The quarry lies 1km southeast of the village of Somersham and northeast of Colne. The area of investigation covered some 8.4 ha. of former arable fields known at The Holme lying immediately north of Holme Fen Drive and west of Earith Fen Drove (TL 765 385). The work was funded throughout by Hanson Aggregates Ltd. A major ditched enclosure complex was uncovered within the evaluation.