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Features at Leiston Abbey

Basic Information

  • Ditch

Contexts

  • Context: LA_1008
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    • Cut of a ditch
    • Ben Bazeley
    • 8-7-2013
  • Context: LA_1009
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    • Fill of Ditch [1008]
    • Ben Bazeley
    • 8-7-2013
  • Context: LA_1037
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    • Cut of a ditch - equivalent to ditch [1008]
    • Ben Swain
    • 19-7-2014
  • Context: LA_1038
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    • Fill of a ditch
    • Ben Swain
    • 19-7-2014

Narrative

    • Ditch Feature F103 was excavated by two interventions in 2013 and 2014, and had a similar profile and character to Ditch Feature F104. It extended NNW-SSE across Trench 1; it measured 0.65m wide and 0.35m deep and was defined by a ‘U’ shaped cut [1008 & 1037].
      • Kezia Evans
    • 14-8-2014

Dating Narrative

    • Filled by a homogenous, mid grey sandy clay (1009) containing disarticulated animal bone (including a fragmented horse phalanx and an amphibian element), one complete flake and two broken flakes characteristic of later Neolithic and Bronze Age reduction techniques, as well as by a mid grey-brown sandy silt (1038) containing disarticulated bone, pottery (12th Century Early Medieval Sandy Ware), flint flakes and CBM. The mixing of finds within this feature indicate its construction as a drainage ditch in the monastic period.
      • Kezia Evans
    • 7-10-2014

Matrix

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