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Short Description:
Truncated medieval hearth
Issued to
Raksha Dave | 25/09/2016
1913

Interpretation

    • Octagonal or hexagonal footing of an oven or hearth - medieval in date. Whole form is unknown as the structure is truncated to the West by [26012] a later demoliton cut probably from the robbing out phase of the complex. At the centre of the structure there is a a hollow which is friable and red, resulting from the CBM and bricks reacting to high temperatures or constant firing.
      • Raksha Dave
    • 26-9-2016

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

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Description

  • Brick, Tile, CBM and worked sandstone blocks.
  • Ranging from 200mm x 500mm to 100mm x 100mm
  • Squared
  • Random - only 2 courses high
  • Possible hexagonal footing of an oven or hearth.
  • East and West
  • Mortar: Lime mortar consisting of compact sand, lime and chalk fragments with occasional very small flint pebbles.
  • Length - 2.60m Width - 0.60m Depth - 0.28m
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Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Ceramic Building Material 4 2750 Brick

Feature

  • Feature: LA_2605
    • Construction of brick hearth dating to Medieval period - attributed to first phase of building in Trench 26

Site Photos

  • Photo: LA_164396
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    • Trench 26, truncated medieval hearth
  • Photo: LA_164397
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    • Trench 26, truncated medieval hearth
  • Photo: LA_164398
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    • Trench 26, truncated medieval hearth

Plan

  • Plan: LA_40
    • Mid excavation plan of trench 26
    • Raksha Dave
    • 23-9-2016
  • Plan: LA_41
    • Post ex plan of trench 26
    • Thom Winterburn
    • 25-9-2016

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