Murray, J. and McDonald, T. (2006). Excavations at Station Road, Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire. Anglo-Saxon Stud Archaeol Hist 13. Vol 13, pp. 173-330.

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Excavations at Station Road, Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire
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Anglo-Saxon Stud Archaeol Hist 13
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Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History
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13
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173 - 330
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Report on the excavation of a Saxon farmstead and cemetery in 1997 to the south of Station Road, Gamlingay. During the Early Saxon period a farmstead was established, enclosed by a large causewayed ditch and accompanied by twelve Grubenhäuser, a small six-post structure and a number of pits. The enclosure ditch was later truncated by a new droveway with a different alignment, which was associated with a substantially rebuilt long timber building and adjacent livestock enclosure. These were all on the same broad axis, distinct from the alignment of the subsequent phase of enclosures. A new enclosure or co-axial field system was later founded on the southern part of the excavated area, truncating the original settlement enclosure and subsequent droveway. During the Middle Saxon period occupation appears to have shifted and become more dispersed, a large Grubenhaus and causewayed enclosure in the northern part of the site indicating a move in this direction; a small Grubenhaus was found to the southwest of the excavated area, and a ditch containing material indicative of grain drying was located to the far south of the site, implying that a division might have existed between the habitation area and that of industrial processing. The two Grubenhäuser were different in layout and construction to the earlier examples, and they and the causewayed enclosure were on a different alignment to the earlier phases of occupation. At some stage after the abandonment of the first phases of Middle Saxon settlement, an inhumation cemetery was established, interment of the bodies being apparently in accordance with Christian traditions and Middle Saxon wares being present in eight grave fills. The cemetery comprised at least 118 separate graves, including six inhumations to the north, outside the main enclosure ditches of the cemetery. A full age-range, and a number of paired burials were evident, although almost no grave goods, fittings or items of personal dress were found. Separately authored contributions and appendices include
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Jon Murray
Tom McDonald
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Damaris D Dodds (Abstract author)
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2006
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0947816224
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Wares (Auto Detected Subject))
Long Timber (Auto Detected Subject))
Grave (Auto Detected Subject))
Pits (Auto Detected Subject))
Inhumation Cemetery (Auto Detected Subject))
Enclosures (Auto Detected Subject))
1997 (Auto Detected Temporal)
Early Medieval (MIDAS)
Causewayed Enclosure (Auto Detected Subject))
Settlement (Auto Detected Subject))
Burials (Auto Detected Subject))
Graves (Auto Detected Subject))
Grain Drying (Auto Detected Subject))
Coaxial Field System (Auto Detected Subject))
Farmstead (Auto Detected Subject))
Early Medieval (MIDAS)
Enclosure Ditches (Auto Detected Subject))
Enclosure Ditch (Auto Detected Subject))
Cemetery (Auto Detected Subject))
Enclosure (Auto Detected Subject))
Settlement Enclosure (Auto Detected Subject))
Ditch (Auto Detected Subject))
Early Medieval (MIDAS)
Livestock Enclosure (Auto Detected Subject))
Droveway (Auto Detected Subject))
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[OS TL 2430 5190]
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07 Nov 2006