Archaeological Survey of the Cambridge Pointe Tract

Author(s): Ralph Bailey; Inna Burns

Editor(s): Carol Poplin

Year: 2003


"Brockington and Associates, Inc., conducted an intensive archaeological survey of the 0.8

hectare Cambridge Pointe Tract in Walterboro, South Carolina in December 2002. The work was

conducted at the request of Companion Associates, Inc., in compliance with federal regulations

concerning the management of cultural resources on private property administered by the US Army

Corps of Engineers. ...There are no standing structures within the tract. Archival research concerning past land

ownership and use identified the presence of the Neyle House on the project tract. The house was

constructed in 1810 and moved from the project tract in 1974. Investigators identified one

archaeological site (38CN239) during the archaeological survey of the Cambridge Pointe Tract. We

recommend site 38CN239 eligible for the NRHP. However, only an area in the eastern portion of

the site contributes to its eligibility. This area of significance should be protected from disturbances

associated with the proposed development of the Cambridge Pointe Tract. If avoidance of this area

of significance is not possible, an appropriate archaeological data recovery plan should be

implemented. If land disturbing activities in the project tract are designed to avoid the area of

significance, site 38CN239 will not be affected. Current plans place the 38CN239 area of significance

in a preservation area."

Cite this Record

Archaeological Survey of the Cambridge Pointe Tract. Ralph Bailey, Inna Burns, Carol Poplin. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Brockington and Associates, Inc. 2003 ( tDAR id: 391201) ; doi:10.6067/XCV84M95S5

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1810 to 1974 (Time span that the Neyle House was located on the project tract)

Calendar Date: 1793 to 1817 (Land granted to James Booth Thompson and Robert Goodloe Harper)

Calendar Date: 1817 to 1973 (Thompson's wife remarried and her new husband, Dr. Hugh McBruney, was granted the rights to the tract)

Calendar Date: 1865 to 1865 (Most of the deed records for the property before this year were destroyed by fire)

Calendar Date: 1879 to 1879 (Half of the Fraser-Neyle house destroyed by a tornado)

Calendar Date: 1974 to 1974 (Walther Mathis purchases the tract ending a terrotorial feud and then sells it)

Calendar Date: 1974 to 2003 (Land and home owned by Jim Coile of Marvin Associates and the home is moved)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.185; min lat: 32.511 ; max long: -80.21; max lat: 33.175 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Bobby Bunch; Jonathan Leader

Contributor(s): Pat Hendrix; David Dellenbach; Inna Burns

Field Director(s): Johshua N. Fletcher

Lab Director(s): Catherine Runyan

Principal Investigator(s): Ralph Bailey

Project Director(s): Carol Poplin

Sponsor(s): Companion Associates, Inc.

Prepared By(s): Brockington and Associates, Inc.


General Note: "Archaeologists identified site 28CN239, the remnants of the Neyle House during archaeological survey of the Cambridge Pointe tract. We recommend the nineteenth/twentieth century component of 38CN239 eligible for the NRHP. An area of significance was identified in the eastern portion of the site. This area encompasses the two privies identified in Scrape 3. The proposed Cambridge Pointe Retirement home project may have an effect on 38CN239. We recommend that project developers preserve the area of significance. A preservation plan should be developed in co-ordination with the SHPO prior to initiation of ground disturbing activities to ensure that the proposed undertaking will not affect the significant portion of 38CN239. If the area of significance at 38CN239 cannot be preserved adequately, a data recovery plan should be developed and implemented prior to ground disturbing activities to mitigate the loss of important information at 38CN239."

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