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Short Description:
Limestone and flint foundation wall
Issued to
Ben Swain | 18/07/2015
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Interpretation

    • This was a potential foundation wall for a structure. Its location at the bend in the road into the abbey site and the presence of cobbled surfaces either side of it (a potential driveway) made this a possible candidate for a gatehouse structure into the abbey - though no firm conclusions can be drawn.
      • Ben Swain
    • 2-8-2015

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

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Description

  • Flint, limestone and sandstone
  • Flint ranges from 0.01m to 0.2m limestone ranges from 0.01m to 0.3m sandstone ranges from 0.01m to 0.24m
  • very roughly hewn
  • very random coursing
  • wall foundation/footing
  • N/A
  • small angular inclusions of pulverised CBM and hard cream coloured mortar, some flint fragments
  • N-S = 0.8m E-W = 4.72m
  • none

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
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Feature

  • Feature: LA_1802
    • Limestone and Flint Foundation Wall

Site Photos

  • Photo: LA_150311
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    • Trench 18 - Mid-Excavation: limestone and flint foundation wall.
  • Photo: LA_150329
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    • Trench 18 - Mid-Excavation: foundation wall
  • Photo: LA_150391
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    • Trench 18 - Mid-Excavation: wall foundation
  • Photo: LA_150392
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    • Trench 18 - Mid-Excavation: wall foundation
  • Photo: LA_150393
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    • Trench 18 - Mid-Excavation: wall foundation
  • Photo: LA_150711
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    • Trench 18 - Post-Excavation
  • Photo: LA_150814
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    • Trench 18 - Post-Excavation
  • Photo: LA_150816
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    • Trench 18 - Post-Excavation

Plan

  • Plan: LA_16
    • Pre ex plan trench 18 scale 1:50
    • Andrew Date
    • 19-7-2015
  • Plan: LA_21
    • Post ex plan of trench 18 drawn at 1:20
    • Ben Swain
    • 23-7-2015

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