Doyle, K., Eddisford, D., O'Brien, L. and Williamson, I., (2004). Archaeological Trial Trench Evaluation at Land at Dernford Farm, Sawston. Hertford: Archaeological Solutions Ltd.

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Archaeological Trial Trench Evaluation at Land at Dernford Farm, Sawston
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Archaeological Solutions Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1026709
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During November and December 2004, AS carried out an archaeological trial trench evaluation of land at Dernford Farm, Sawston, Cambridgeshire (NGR TL 4690 5110).The site has been subject to earlier phases of archaeological desk-based assessment, fieldwalking and geophysical survey. The sparse distribution of struck flint is reflected by the trial trench evaluation, but the geophysical anomalies identified during the geophysical survey were not substantially apparent during the trial trenching, although Areas 1 and 2 did contain a few archaeological features. Trial trenching suggested that the focus of archaeological features was in the north-western sector of the site. Isolated trenches also contained archaeological features. Sparse residual Mesolithic/Neolithic struck flint was recovered from the excavated features, but the earliest cut feature was an early Iron Age hearth (F1036 Trench 50). Although some undated features may belong to this early phase, the majority of features were mid to late Iron Age/early Romano-British linear ditches on NE/SW axes, perhaps co-axial to the course of the river Cam/Granta to the west; discrete pits and postholes were also recorded. Although no structural evidence was recorded in the evaluation, finds and environmental assemblages suggests a settlement within or in the immediate vicinity of the site. Some features contained Late Iron Age pottery which may extend into the early Roman period. The question of continuity from the late Iron Age to the Romano-British period is one of considerable importance, as the evaluation has identified an Iron Age precursor to previously-identified local Roman occupation.
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K Doyle
D Eddisford
L O'Brien
I Williamson
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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: DERNFORD FARM, SAWSTON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Parish: SAWSTON
District: SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE
County: CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Dernford Farm Sawston Cambridgeshire
Grid Reference: 546900, 251100 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Animal Remains Uncertain
Find: Pottery Late Iron Age
Find: Slag Uncertain
Monus: Ditch Late Iron Age
Monus: Linear Feature Uncertain
Monus: Pit Cluster Uncertain
Monus: Settlement Iron Age
Monus: Settlement Roman
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Iron Age
Roman
Early Iron Age
Late Iron Age
Late Iron Age
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OASIS Id: archaeol7-178070
OBIB: Report No. 1741
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28 Nov 2016
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