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Short Description:
Stone layer below (25010)
Issued to
Ed Caswell | 24/09/2016
1870

Interpretation

    • This represents a stone (probably square) foundation surface. This is unlikely to be a floor the stone producing an irregular surface but is abutting the robber trench. It might represent the place for a plinth of a column or be the foundation material of the apsidal wall which was not robbed away. The sandy level might than have been a flood event whichw ashed over this surface or acted as a compation layer evening the surface for construction.
      • Ed Caswell
    • 26-9-2016

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

Description

  • Firm
  • n/a
  • large stones ranging from from 0.05 -0.15m bonded by compacted sand
  • 1% Many well graded pebbles
  • Length -2.14m Width - 1.48m+ Depth -0.18m
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  • Mattocks for prising of stones, fine troweling of pebbles and brushes for cleaning in sunny fair conditions

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
None

Feature

  • Feature: LA_2505
    • Foundation surface or platform placed during the construction of Leiston Abbey

Site Photos

  • Photo: LA_164535
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    • Trench 25 post-excavation, facing West

Plan

  • Plan: LA_45
    • Post excavation plan trench 25
    • Ed Caswell
    • 26-9-2016

Record Details

  • Not set
  • Ed Caswell 24-9-2016
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