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Short Description:
Demolition layer
Issued to
1673

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
    • 26-9-2016

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

Description

  • Friable
  • Light grey white
  • Chalk and mortar sand
  • Occasional Flint cobbles and charcoal flecks
  • Length - 4.30m Width - 2.30m Depth - 0.30m
  • Probably the same as (26005) but direct relationship is unknown due to truncation by [26009] and [26012]
  • Trowel, mattock, spade and shovel Sunny and dry

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Ceramic Building Material 2 94 Brick
Ceramic Building Material 3 310 Glazed Tile
Ceramic Building Material 39 3037 Tile
Other (add to description) 1 119 Mortar
Stone 1 73 Lime Stone
Ceramic Building Material 451 23912 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_163731
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    • Trench 26 demolition layer, facing South West
  • Photo: LA_163732
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    • Trench 26 demolition layer, facing South East
  • Photo: LA_163733
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    • Trench 26 demolition layer, facing North
  • Photo: LA_163734
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    • Trench 26 demolition layer, facing South East
  • 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_88
    • Raksha Dave
    • 18-9-2016

Objects

  • Find: LA_136
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    • Worked limestone masonry block
    • Stone
  • Find: LA_138
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    • Lead (Pb)object
    • Lead

Record Details

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