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Neath Farm Business Park, Church End, Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire: A Test Pit Survey



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Patten, Ricky 


During the first week of April 2006 an archaeological test pit survey was undertaken on land at Neath Farm Business Park, Church End, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge (NGR 548850 257420). The survey was on behalf of Ventress Property Developments Ltd to determine the possible extent of truncation, and the potential for surviving archaeological features. Undertaken in conjunction with a Ground Penetrating Radar survey, a series of test pits were machine-excavated at prescribed points within the business park, which was still in use. The survey identified limited truncation within the proposed development area with the marl natural recorded at between 0.60m and 1.30m below the current land surface. Within the confines of test pits 5 and 8 archaeological features were recorded, comprising of two separate and distinct eastwest aligned ditches. These were ascribed to the 12th century AD from fragments of pottery recovered from both.



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Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

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