Keen, D., (2014). The Old Cattle Market, Fish Hill, Royston: An Archaeological Investigation: Strip, Map and Record. Archaeological Excavations and Surveys: Archaeological Excavations and Surveys.

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The Old Cattle Market, Fish Hill, Royston: An Archaeological Investigation: Strip, Map and Record
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Archaeological Excavations and Surveys unpublished report series
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archaeol15-164391_1.pdf (2 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1031567
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An archaeological investigation was completed in the form of a site strip, map and record at the southern end of Fish Hill, Royston. The investigation discovered eight phases of activity on the Proposed Development Area (PDA) with the last phase being represented by the last use of the site, as a car-park. The investigation primarily revealed the PDA's historical use as a cattle market, dating it from the early 19th Century. Within this eight phases and fifteen groups were identified; phase one - a group of possible ploughmarks of an earlier date than the postholes; phase two - a group of postholes containing the rotted remains of wooden posts possibly dating from the early 19th Century; phase three - a group consisting of larger postholes possibly contemporary but relating to cattle pens dating from the early 20th Century; phase four - a group of postholes containing the remnants of concrete posts contemporary with the weighbridge; phase five - the services trenches; phase six - a group consisting of concrete posts with metal RSJ's probably part of a tinned roof structure covering the cattle market area during the mid 20th Century; phase seven - the tarmacked carpark and NPK Holdings bollards; phase eight - a group of postholes for which no apparent structure is evident, hence undated. The evidence for this activity was found within 273 postholes and 17 stakeholes and the foundations of a brick built weighbridge. The earliest phase represented by ploughmarks is evidence of the town's agrarian history. Although undated it is tentatively suggested that these related to the neighbouring 12th Century Priory.
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D Keen
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Archaeological Excavations and Surveys
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Hertfordshire HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2014
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Site: Fish Hill
County: HERTFORDSHIRE
District: NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE
Parish: ROYSTON
Country: England
Grid Reference: 535777, 240492 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: MUSKET BALL Post Medieval
Monus: CATTLE MARKET Modern
Monus: CATTLE MARKET Post Medieval
Monus: PLOUGHMARKS Medieval
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OASIS Id: archaeol15-164391
OBIB: AES/2014/1
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Heat bound, blue binder, white cover, blue back
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01 Feb 2018
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