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Short Description:
Demolition layer
Issued to
1675

Interpretation

    • Demolition layer relating to the destruction of the first site of Leiston Abbey in able to re-use the masonry for the relocation of the abbey to its second and present site.
      • Raksha Dave
    • 23-9-2016

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

Description

  • Friable
  • Light grey white
  • Mortar, lime and sand
  • Small sub angular pebbles and cobbles of chalk and flint, charcoal flecks
  • Length 2.30m Width 2.30m Depth 0.30m
  • Truncated by [26009]
  • Dug by hand with trowel, shovel and hoe

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Ceramic Building Material 1 205 Brick
Ceramic Building Material 3 437 Tile
Ferrous Object 2 14 Nail
Flint 1 409
Other (add to description) 24 1660 Mortar
Other (add to description) 5 578 Plaster
Shell 1 17 Oyster
Stone 8 841 Lime stone
Ceramic Building Material 4 146 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.

Site Photos

  • Photo: LA_163410
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    • Trench 26 mid-excavation, facing West
  • Photo: LA_163411
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    • Trench 26 mid-excavation, facing East
  • Photo: LA_163728
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    • Trench 26 demolition layer, facing South East
  • Photo: LA_163729
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    • Trench 26 demolition layer, facing South West
  • Photo: LA_163730
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    • Trench 26 demolition layer, facing North
  • Photo: LA_163735
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    • Trench 26, facing West
  • Photo: LA_163736
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    • Trench 26, facing South
  • Photo: LA_163992
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    • Trench 26 facing North
  • Photo: LA_163993
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    • Trench 26 facing South
  • Photo: LA_163994
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    • Trench 26 facing East
  • Photo: LA_163995
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    • Trench 26 facing West
  • Photo: LA_164012
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    • Trench 26 facing North
  • Photo: LA_164013
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    • Trench 26 facing South

Plan

  • Plan: LA_37
    • Multi-context plan of Trench 26
    • Lisa Westcott Wilkins
    • 16-9-2016

Samples

  • Sample: LA_85
    • Raksha Dave
    • 17-9-2016

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