Swavesey Town Defences

  • Swavesey, Cambridgeshire
  • Scheduled Monument – .
  • Monument Number 1172476

 

Town defences included a rampart and ditch with a possible drawbridge situated to the south east.

 

10-14 C                       Dating from; Pottery finds.

1200                            c; Constructed. 

1500                            c; Southern part of the town ditch filled in. 

1997                            School Lane excavated by Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit.

1998                            Blackhorse Lane evaluated by Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit.

20 C                            Western part still includes a hedged earth rampart and ditch. Irregular bank to the north east.

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