Ancient Fen life

One of the items found at a Foster Property Maintenance site in Parson Drove.
One of the items found at a Foster Property Maintenance site in Parson Drove.

Exciting archeological finds have been discovered on the site of a housing development in Parson Drove.

Roman and medieval objects were found during an archaeological survey at the Foster Property Maintenance building site in the village.

Project manager Matt Drew said: “We decided that evacuation and recording what was found prior to development would be the best course of action. We think we owe it to both the local community and future generations of residents to investigate an interesting piece of local history where this new development will sit.”

An initial investigation identified a ring-shaped feature around 10 metres in diameter, originally thought to be a Roman round house. County council archaelogists then extended the search area, funding two sites of occupation in the site.

Items dating from the 12th to 14th centuries were found, including building foundations, pottery, animal bones and brick fragments.