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Features at Leiston Abbey

Basic Information

  • Water channel

Contexts

  • Context: LA_13003
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    • Fill of natural water channel
    • Ben Bazeley
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_13004
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    • Fill of water channel [13006]
    • George Wilkins
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_13005
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    • Fill of water channel [13006]
    • George Wilkins
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_13006
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    • Cut of water channel
    • Ben Bazeley
    • 18-7-2014

Narrative

    • The layer of topsoil (13001) was machined to a layer of natural where a water channel feature (F1301) was identified running through the centre of the trench in a NNW-SSE orientation. Due to the size of water channel feature F1301, once the edges of the trench had been straightened, a slot was cut through the feature measuring 3 x 1.60 metres, positioned along the northern edge of the trench. The primary fill of the water channel feature (13005) was a mid-blueish grey silty clay with frequent chalk and occasional flint inclusions, and the secondary fill (13004) was defined by a mid orange-brown silty clay with occasional chalk and flint inclusions. Neither the primary fill nor the secondary fill produced any artefacts. The tertiary fill of the water channel feature (13003) was defined by a mid brownish-grey sandy clay with occasional chalk and charcoal inclusions.
      • Kezia Evans
    • 5-12-2014

Dating Narrative

    • The tertiary fill of the water channel feature (13003) produced artefacts such as a ferrous nail and piece of slag and several sherds of abraded Roman greyware pottery (SF 58, 59, 60, 61 & 62), which may be residual.
      • Kezia Evans
    • 7-10-2014

Matrix

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