Record Details

NHER Number:15143
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Two post medieval horse skeletons


Two horse skeletons have been recovered from this area, in 1979 and 1982. The skeletons were recovered from silt over a metre in depth during construction work, and it is believed that they drowned. A heavily corroded piece of iron work recovered at the same time has been dated to the post medieval period, and it is thought that this is contemporary with the horse skeletons.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 5042 9959
Map Sheet:TL59NW

Full description

Clearview Bird Farm, Mumby's Drove, Three Holes.

Summer 1979. Said to be in National Grid square 5099.
Horse skeleton; post medieval finds. Found during digging of car maintenance pit in shed; 1.3m deep in silt. Skeleton largely intact with left leg pointing down into silt; attitude suggests drowned. Only associated find one heavily corroded iron object. In higher levels 19th century pottery including one sherd New Hall? Quickly cleaned, photographed and removed.
Finds at Cambridgeshire Archaeological Committee, Planning Office, Shire Hall, Cambridge; but to be returned to owner for possible display
Information from Cambridgeshire Archaeological Committee.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 17 August 1979

Second horse skeleton found. No further details.
Information from Wisbech Museum.
Further details see secondary file.
Located at grid reference.
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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