Crank, N., Manning, K., Nicholson, K. and Rennell, R., (2004). Residential Development, Scotts Close, Hilton, Cambridgeshire. Hertford: Archaeological Solutions Ltd.

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Residential Development, Scotts Close, Hilton, Cambridgeshire
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Archaeological Solutions Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1004819
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Between October 2001 and July 2004, Archaeological Solutions Ltd (formerly the Hertfordshire Archaeological Trust) carried out a programme of archaeological investigation at Scotts Close, Hilton, Cambridgeshire (NGR TL 2900 6635), in advance of residential development. The excavations revealed a system of late Saxon and early medieval boundary/drainage ditches, demarcating backyard plots or small areas of home pasture attached to individual peasant holdings. Clusters of contemporary pits were also found; the majority are thought to have functioned as drainage sumps or watering holes for livestock rather than rubbish pits. Activity at Scotts Close may have begun as early as the 9th century, providing the earliest evidence for Hilton's origins found to date. The most intriguing feature of the site was an early - middle Saxon inhumation, apparently accidentally disturbed and then reburied with a degree of care in the 10th - 12th century. The circumstances of the reburial offer an unparalleled insight into medieval Christian perceptions of pagan otherness and attitudes towards the pagan dead.
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N Crank
K Manning
K Nicholson
R Rennell
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Archaeological Solutions Ltd
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Cambridgeshire Historic Environment Record (OASIS Reviewer)
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2004
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Site: Residential Development, Scotts Close, Hilton, Cambridgeshire
Parish: HILTON
District: HUNTINGDONSHIRE
County: CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Country: England
Grid Reference: 529000, 266350 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Find: Bead Early Medieval
Find: Ceramic Building Material Early Medieval
Find: Coin Early Medieval
Find: Human Bone Early Medieval
Find: Quernstone Early Medieval
Find: Spindle Whorl Early Medieval
Find: Whetstone Early Medieval
Monus: Ditch Early Medieval
Monus: Ditch Medieval
Monus: Ditch Roman
Monus: Pit Early Medieval
Monus: Pit Medieval
Monus: Pit Roman
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OASIS Id: archaeol7-67558
OBIB: AS Report No. 1653
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A4 ringbound document
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23 Nov 2016
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