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Short Description:
Chalk mortar levelling layer (East)
Issued to
Raksha Dave | 23/09/2016
1857

Interpretation

    • Chalk mortar render used as a levelling layer and building platform after the destruction of the earlier phase of building of the abbey - overlies earlier floor surfaces and structures (26016). Also probably same as (26010) however this is truncated by [26009] so direct relationships with these surfaces are lost.
      • Raksha Dave
    • 26-9-2016

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

Description

  • Firm to hard
  • light grey white
  • Chalk with mortar and lime
  • v small sub-angular flint fragments
  • Length - 3.00m Width - 1.80m Depth - 0.20m
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  • Mattock, spade, shovel and trowel

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Animal Bone 2 1
Ceramic Building Material 2 235 Tile
Ferrous Object 1 12
Lead Object 1 13
Pot 2 13
Stone 1 6 Lime stone
Ceramic Building Material 10 188 Tile (discarded)

Feature

  • Feature: LA_2603
    • The creation of the next levelling layer for the next phase of construction after the disuse of the earliest phase of the abbey and its subsequent destruction.

Plan

  • Plan: LA_40
    • Mid excavation plan of trench 26
    • Raksha Dave
    • 23-9-2016

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