Test Pit 17 - 7 The Grange
The houses in the Grange were built in the 1960s. This test pit was located in the back garden, close to the location of an older house which was demolished in 1962.
This test pit produced a single sherd of Hertfordshire Greyware and three Victorian-era sherds. The other finds from the pit included brick, coal, glass, a metal tack and a possible musket ball. The faunal assemblage included a single bone each of dog, cat, rabbit, crow and frog/toad, as well as some other unidentifiable remains.
The evidence suggests this area was not used until relatively late in the history of the village, with only minimal disturbance occurring until the modern houses were constructed in the 1960s. This is surprising, given the proximity of the pit to the High Street and the likely central part of the medieval village. It is also starkly different to Test Pit 18, excavated just a few metres to the SW.
For an overview of the site and finds, please click on the image of the exhibition poster which is the first image in the gallery below.
For detailed analysis of the finds, please see the results sheet for this pit, which is available as a download at the bottom of this page.
For reports and maps relating to all of the test pits, please see the documents available on our results page.
No site diary was recorded.
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