Residents can have a chance to learn about the archaeological excavations taking place on the Northstowe Phase I site this Saturday (20 September). 

Work started in June to strip topsoil off the areas of greatest archaeological potential and examination of what has been revealed so far is underway.

The main focus of the excavation so far has been an area of Saxon settlement located on what will become the primary school site. At least 15 post built structures have been found along with pits, wells and ditches containing pottery dating to the early Saxon period.

The Open Day will include guided tours to view the Saxon archaeology, a display of some of the artefacts discovered so far and information about what else is likely to be found as the work progresses.

Access is via the old Golf Club entrance on Station Road, Longstanton where some limited parking is available. Please note that the walk out to view the archaeology is about 450m and sensible footwear is essential.

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