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Archaeological Evaluation at West Fen Road, Ely: The Cornwell Bungalow Site



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Masser, Paul 


A trench-based evaluation was carried out on a 1026 square metre plot of land to the south of West Fen Road, Ely, that lies between areas of Iron Age, Roman, late Saxon and early Medieval occupation excavated during 1999 and the spring of 2000 to the north and south. A dense multi-period distribution of archaeological features was revealed by the evaluation, representing the continuation of the Iron Age/Roman and Late Saxon settlements into this area. Of particular note were a subsoil layer interpreted as a midden, possibly of Iron Age date, and a repeatedly recut ditched boundary which may define the northern limit to at least one phase of the late Saxon settlement. A buried ploughsoil developed after the abandonment of the Saxon settlement in the 13th century and was overlain by a rough cobbled surface of 13th-14th century date.



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Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

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