Dig 4 – A cobbled surface at Test-Pit 5

The fifth and final test-pit of Dig 4 was dug at the very eastern end of the village, in an area of lawn in the garden of 49 Burton End, situated on the north side of the road running through the hamlet. The test pit was located east of the present house, close to the … Continue reading Dig 4 – A cobbled surface at Test-Pit 5

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Dig 4 – This was the medieval occupation we wanted to find at Test-Pit 4

North-east of Test-Pit 3, our fourth test-pit was dug in an area of lawn in the back garden of 23-25 Burton End, situated on the north side of the road running through the hamlet. Excavation removed 50cm of soil to reveal natural clay at the base. Archaeology comprised 10cm of turf covering 10cm of chalk, … Continue reading Dig 4 – This was the medieval occupation we wanted to find at Test-Pit 4

Dig 4 – These weren’t the medieval buildings we were looking for at Test-Pit 3.

Moving on to Burton End.┬áTest Pit 3 was dug on a public footpath east of 104 High Street (White Gables). Maps dating to the 19th century show that the site lies close to an 'ancient lane' with several buildings which no,longer exist. Nothing is known about these buildings. Could they be part of the medieval … Continue reading Dig 4 – These weren’t the medieval buildings we were looking for at Test-Pit 3.

Dig 4 – Significant evidence of medieval settlement at Test-pit 2

Our second test-pit was dug immediately east of Test-pit 1 in an area of open ground owned by South Cambs District Council (situated between Nos. 27 and 33 Streetly End), on the south side of the hamlet. The area comprises rough grassland and trees and had several discreet earthworks of unknown origin. The test pit … Continue reading Dig 4 – Significant evidence of medieval settlement at Test-pit 2