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CHER Number:MCB17427
Type of record:Monument
Name:Iron Age settlement remains, Newmarket Road, Burwell

Summary - not yet available

Grid Reference:TL 591 664
Parish:Burwell, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire
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Monument Type(s):

Associated Finds:

  • BURNT FLINT
  • SCRAPER (TOOL)
  • AWL (2) (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • PENDANT (1) (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • SADDLE QUERN (1) (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • SHERD (Large quantity) (Early Iron Age to Middle Iron Age - 800 BC to 101 BC)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (1) (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • VESSEL (>10) (Early Iron Age to Middle Iron Age - 800 BC to 101 BC)
  • WORKED OBJECT (1) (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • WORKED OBJECT (1) (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Events:

  • Excavations at 36-42 Newmarket Road, Burwell, 2005 (Ref: BUR NER 05)

Full description

1. An area excavation revealed evidence of an previously unknown Iron Age settlement. Features included two large pits of early-middle Iron Age which contained a range of artefacts and ecofacts, which may have been deliberately placed, including a pierced pine marten mandible and several near complete pottery vessels. A few smaller pits and numerous postholes were also found, which may indicate the presence of structures and fences.

Sources and further reading

<1>Unpublished report: Bailey, G.D. with Shepherd Popescu, E.. 2006. Iron Age 'Ritual' Pits at Newmarket Road, Burwell, Cambridgeshire. An Archaeological Excavation. CCC Archaeological Field Unit Report 850