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Short Description:
Subsoil containing a high rate of organic waste
Issued to
James Geddes | 15/07/2015
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Interpretation

    • The first layer was thought to be a Tudor waste deposit because we found Tudor tile and mortar in the layer. Also this layer was full of animal bone and oyster shells with intermitant bits of burnt material. This would suggest that this rubbish has come from the kitchens of the Tudor Manor House which came after the Abbey
      • Richard Baskeyfield
    • 24-7-2015

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Stratigraphic Matrix

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Description

  • Loose
  • Greyish Brown
  • Sandy silt
  • Chalk, flint,
  • Length - 3.00m Width - 2.70m Depth - 0.19m
  • Half this context within the trench Pottery assemblage consists of 1 pc Surrey Whiteware (P356) - 13th -mid 15th C., 7 pieces Late Medieval Transitional Ware LMTI (P401), 1 pc Raeren/Aachen Stoneware (P405) late 15th - mid 16th C. and 1 pc Frechen/Cologne Stoneware (P407) - mid 16th - 17th C.
  • Mattock and trowel/cloudy, occasional shower

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Ceramic Building Material 124 6729
Shell 157 1004 Oyster & Cockle
Ferrous Object 8 137 nail
Other (add to description) 0 0 wrong entry - re-entered at 20002
Animal Bone 24 50 fish bone
Animal Bone 242 2566
Pot 9 69 M16th C. P356, P 401, P 405, P407
Glass 1 1 vitrified
Animal Bone 158 2024 Bag 2
Ceramic Building Material 147 5830 Bag 2
Animal Bone 120 2258 Bag 3
Ferrous Object 3 21 U/S spoil, metal detect
Lead Object 1 13
Ceramic Building Material 65 3344 Bag3
Animal Bone 50 1620 Bag 4
Ferrous Object 1 49 Bag 2
Animal Bone 4 214 Bag 5, boar tusk?

Feature

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Plan

  • Plan: LA_12
    • Pre-ex plan trench 21
    • Ben Swain
    • 17-7-2015

Samples

  • Sample: LA_50
    • Nigel Steel
    • 18-7-2015
  • Sample: LA_52
    • Nigel Steel
    • 18-7-2015
  • Sample: LA_68
    • Nigel Steel
    • 21-7-2015

Objects

  • Find: LA_101
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    • Iron Key
    • Iron
  • Find: LA_105
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    • Iron tapered key
    • Iron
  • Find: LA_106
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    • Pottery - jug handle
    • Ceramic

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