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Field 44

National Highways Proposed A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvements

Historical buildings and relics dating back to the Middle Iron Age through to the Roman period have been unearthed by archaeologists working on National Highways A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvement scheme. 

Since July 2021, archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) and the Cambridge Archaeology Unit, on behalf of National Highways, have been busy excavating as part of a wider programme of archaeology work on the proposed improvement project.

At a site known as Field 44 near the village of Tempsford in Central Bedfordshire, the team has uncovered evidence of an ancient farm, which has offered an incredible glimpse through time to see how life has changed over the last 6,000 years. 

The farm’s story spans across a 700-year period from Middle Iron Age to the Roman conquest and beyond: 


Follow this page to keep up to date with some of the exciting discoveries

Journeying Through Time - The Archaeology of Field 44 and Beyond

A tale of three roundhouses – reviewing the evidence at Field 44

From flint arrow heads to Roman kilns – centuries of history at Field 44 on the A428

Middle Iron Age and Roman period discoveries found

Bedfordshire A428 dig: 'Hugely significant' Roman farm found

Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) A428 Website

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