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Short Description:
Deposit - subsoil
Issued to
Ben Bazeley | 07/07/2013
618

Interpretation

    • Subsoil deposit - finds indicate a mix of late post-med farmy debris and monastery dissolution debris. Small flint cobbles with mortar attached suggests that this building was purposely dismantled in order to retrieve more useful elements (dressed blocks etc). Layer shallower in North, deeper as deposit runs down slope to South of trench.
      • Brendon Wilkins
    • 7-7-2013
    • Light grey brown sandy silt, firm and compact, encompassing the entire trench. Subsoil deposit, with a mix of rubble, clinker, slag, modern glass, corroded ferrous objects (predominantly nails), slate, CBM ranging in date from early post- medieval to 18th to 19th Century, mortar and flint cobbles, porcelain, modern bottle tops, small oyster shells, buttons, small glass medicine bottle, and 22 small potsherds recovered from this context. A small early modern pendant was also recovered (small find 5).
      • Brendon Wilkins
    • 22-2-2015

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Description

  • Firm, compact
  • Light grey-brown
  • Sandy silt
  • Rubble, clinker, slag, modern glass, corroded ferrous objects (predominantly nails), slate, CBM, mortar, flint cobbles, porcelain, modern bottle tops, small oyster shells, buttons, small glass medicine bottle, 22 small potsherds. A small early modern pendant was also recovered (LA13SF No. 5)
  • Width 5.00+ Length 2.70+ Depth 0.12- 0.23
  • Indicates a demolition layer, areas of in-situ burning perhaps for breaking down other buildings. Pottery: 3 pieces of Late Medieval Transitional Ware (P402) 14th - 16th Century, 2 pieces of Glazed Red Earthen Ware (P425) 16th - 19th Century, 1 piece of Manganese glazed Earthen Ware (P426) Late 17th - 18th Century and 14 pieces of Miscellaneous Modern 19th & 20th Century Wares (P1000)
  • Extremely warm and dry

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Animal Bone
Ceramic Building Material
Flint
Ferrous Object
Glass
Metal
Pot 20 198 Modern P402, P425, P426, P1000
Shell

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