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Short Description:
BackFill of previous trench [8003]
Issued to
John Sharples | 16/07/2014
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Interpretation

    • Back fill of 1980s trench [9003]
      • Matthew Juddery
    • 23-7-2014
    • Back fill of a possible previous trench [8003]. Filled with fairly loose mid black-brown clayey silt with occasional mortar fragments, rounded sub-angular small-medium pebbles and occasional charcoal fleck inclusions. Ceramic tiles recovered were of a mix of dates from Medieval to 18th – 19th Centuries.
      • Kezia Evans
    • 5-12-2014
    • CBM Report by Rebekah Pressler: " Pantile: Two incomplete pantile fragments were derived from this context. Most likely dating from teh 18th to the 19th century. Interestingly one of the tiles most likely derives from West Suffolk (CBM2)"
      • Rita Baker
    • 30-10-2015

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

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Description

  • Fairly loose
  • Mid black brown
  • Clay Silt
  • Occ. Mortar fragments, rounded-subangular small - medium pebbles, occasional charcoal flecks
  • width - 1.60+, length - 4.40+, depth - 0.21
  • Mixed finds consistent with re-deposition following earlier excavation. Pottery: 1 piece of Late Medieval Transitional Ware (P402), 1 piece of French/Cologne Stoneware (P407) and 8 pieces of modern miscellaneous 19th and 20th Century wares where found
  • Sunny conditions, trowel, mattock, coarse dry sieving

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Ceramic Building Material 9168 4 Bags
Ferrous Object 14 323 2 Bags
Ceramic Building Material 5
Metal 104 Small Finds: 68 69 70 78
Copper Alloy Object 1 2 Small Find: 56
Lead Object 1 23 Small Find: 74
Pot 10 50 MOD P402, P407, P1000
Bone 5 39
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Shell 36 165
Glass 9 34
Animal Bone 1

Feature

  • Feature: LA_802
    • Previous trench from 1980s excavation

Site Photos

  • Photo: LA_0347
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    • Trench 8 mid-ex working shot
  • Photo: LA_0402
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    • Trench 8 mid-ex working shot
  • Photo: LA_8140
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    • Trench 8 showing association between drain and rere dorter wall, post-excavation

Objects

  • Find: LA_56
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    • Stamped cu alloy sheet
    • Copper
  • Find: LA_68
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    • Metal obj, possibly knife
    • Iron
  • Find: LA_69
    • Metal obj
  • Find: LA_70
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    • Metal obj
  • Find: LA_73
    • Metal obj
  • Find: LA_74
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    • Lead object
    • Lead
  • Find: LA_78
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    • Metal obj
    • Iron

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