Excavation site shown in red
following report deals with the excavation of a Saxon farmstead and cemetery by Hertfordshire Archaeological Trust (HAT) during August to October 1997. The excavation was the culmination of a series of archaeological works on the site. It was executed on behalf of the landowner, Merton College Oxford, as part of a planning condition required by South Cambridgeshire District Council (on advice from Cambridgeshire County Council County Archaeology Office) prior to proposed redevelopment of the site for industrial use. Previous elements of the project included a desk-based assessment and trial trench evaluation (undertaken by HAT during August/September 1996) (Murray 1996, a & b). The site comprised c.3.92 hectares of then arable land immediately south of Station Road, Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire (NGRTL 24305190) .
The archaeological desk-based assessment and field evaluation was carried out in accordance with a design brief issued by Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeology Office (CCC CAO) and a specification of works prepared by HAT. The subsequent excavation was carried out according to a further brief and specification.