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Features at Leiston Abbey

Basic Information

  • Refectory structure

Contexts

  • Context: LA_14006
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    • Floor make-up layer
    • Raksha Dave
    • 27-7-2015
  • Context: LA_14007
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    • Clay Consolidation layer
    • Raksha Dave
    • 27-7-2015
  • Context: LA_14008
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    • Masonry - Foundations of refectory
    • Raksha Dave
    • 27-7-2015

Narrative

    • More precisely a ‘structure’ rather than ‘feature’, these deposits represent the construction layers associated with the original building of the refectory, consisting of the stepped out masonry foundation course of the refectory (14008), an internal floor surface (14006) above a chalk and flint consolidation layer. No construction cut was observed for the foundation wall, suggesting that it was likely built into a terrace platform into the natural slope, with floor surface and consolidation layer abutting.
      • Brendon Wilkins
    • 15-9-2015

Dating Narrative

    • Due to the narrow confines of the sondage in which this feature was exposed, no dating evidence was recovered relating to the initial construction (though an assumption of 1380s can be made). A mixed selection of finds were recovered from the associated clay consolidation layer (14006) including 1 piece of Midlands Blackware (P411) mid 16th - 17th Century and 1 piece of Glazed Red Earthenware (P425) 15th - 17th Century.
      • Nigel Steel
    • 15-9-2015

Matrix

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