Parsons, M., (2015). Covington Archaeology Project 1st-28th August 2014. Covington History Group.

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Covington Archaeology Project 1st-28th August 2014
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Covington History Group unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1042276
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(Part of an HLF project, hence two sites/phases.) The Roman site measures approximately 300m N-S and 140m E-W. Nine testpits were placed across a range of features. No structures were found. Along with a few sherds of Iron Age pottery a large quantity of Roman pottery , mostly dating from the third and fourth centuries and mostly from the Durobrivae potteries, was recovered from sealed contexts, however there was little or no stratification in any of the testpits. It is thought that midden heaps were levelled into old ditches after the site had been abandoned as a settlement. The pottery finds included both coarse, utilitarian fabrics as well as much finer wares. Other finds included bone, some daub, Roman glass, bone tools and nails including hobnails. Drainage ditches were identified. Any further purpose to the site other than being a simple rural Romano-British settlement is unclear. The survey of the northern part of the site indicates an access track and several round houses. Finds from testpits in the centre of the site indicate at least one dwelling of higher status. The site appears to have been in occupation prior to the Roman invasion up until the fourth century when it was abandoned. Medieval pottery was found in a garden testpit in 2013 (COVTP13 forthcoming) and this was continued. The pit contained possible arranged layers of large rounded pebbles on the natural layer with significant quantities of medieval pottery sherds dispersed amongst the stones. . There was evidence of a cut feature (a posthole?) into which pottery, as well as pebbles, had been used as packing ballast. The Medieval pottery was mainly made in the Lyveden/Stanion area, but a further 8 potteries are identifiable from local to Covington across to Buckinghamshire.
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M Parsons
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Covington History Group
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Cambridgeshire Historic Environment Record (OASIS Reviewer)
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2015
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Site: Covington 2014
County: CAMBRIDGESHIRE
District: HUNTINGDONSHIRE
Parish: COVINGTON
Country: England
Grid Reference: 506069, 271179 (Easting, Northing)
Grid Reference: 505703, 270584 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: COIN Roman
Find: DAUB Roman
Find: DRINKING VESSEL Roman
Find: HOB NAIL Roman
Find: NAIL Roman
Find: PIN Roman
Find: SHERD Early Medieval
Find: SHERD Iron Age
Find: SHERD Medieval
Find: SHERD Post Medieval
Find: SHERD Roman
Find: TILE Roman
Find: WEFT BEATER Roman
Monus: DITCH Roman
Monus: FEATURE Medieval
Monus: POST HOLE Medieval
Monus: POST HOLE Roman
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OASIS Id: covingto1-215282
OBIB: COVTP14-1
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A4 bound report, also in PDF
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18 Aug 2017
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