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Trenches at Leiston Abbey

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  • Trench 11 was positioned in the west of the Earthworks Area on a NW-SE orientation. Measuring 20 x 4 metres, it was located on a diagonal across a defined ‘gap’ in an earthwork bank that appeared to form an entranceway onto an enclosed platform area. Topsoil (11001) was removed by machine, and was then cleaned down by hand to a natural layer into which a series of features were cut. These included a ditch and upcast bank, several intercutting gullies and pits, and a layer of chalky packing material (11022) consolidating the platform entrance way (similar in form to chalk clay layer (10024) in Trench 10).

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Plan

  • Plan: LA_2
    • Overall trench plan Drawn at 1:20 Comprises of 3 sheets
    • James Earley
    • 16-7-2014

Section

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Features

  • Feature: LA_1101
    • NE - SW running gully. Terminates at SW end.
  • Feature: LA_1102
    • Large ditch and bank material
  • Feature: LA_1103
    • NE-SW running Gully
  • Feature: LA_1104
    • Pit
  • Feature: LA_1105
    • Small pit cutting [11008] and [11004] of gully [11003]
  • Feature: LA_1106
    • Posthole
  • Feature: LA_1107
    • Posthole cutting into F1104

Contexts

  • Context: LA_11001
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    • Topsoil Deposit
    • Lisa Westcott Wilkins
    • 9-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11002
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    • Subsoil
    • James Earley
    • 10-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11003
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    • Gully cut
    • Chris Brown
    • 10-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11004
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    • Fill of Gully [11003]
    • Chris Brown
    • 10-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11005
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    • Gully cut
    • Rita Baker
    • 10-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11006
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    • Fill of Gully [11005]
    • Rita Baker
    • 10-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11007
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    • Cut of Pit
    • Chris Swindells
    • 10-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11008
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    • Fill of Pit [11007]
    • Chris Swindells
    • 10-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11009
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    • Layer of upcast material from [11010] creating bank to south of ditch
    • John Cooper
    • 10-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11010
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    • Cut of ditch
    • John Cooper
    • 11-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11011
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    • Fill of ditch [11010]
    • John Cooper
    • 11-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11012
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    • Cut of small pit cutting (11008) and (11004) of gully [11003]
    • Chris Brown
    • 11-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11013
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    • Fill of pit [11012]
    • Chris Brown
    • 11-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11014
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    • Cut of posthole contained within pit [11003].
    • Chris Swindells
    • 11-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11015
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    • Fill of Posthole [11014]
    • Chris Swindells
    • 11-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11016
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    • Post hole
    • Matthew Tellier
    • 12-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11017
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    • Fill of posthole [11016]
    • Matthew Tellier
    • 12-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11018
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    • Gully cut
    • Melissa Tellier
    • 12-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11019
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    • Fill of gully [11018]
    • Melissa Tellier
    • 12-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11020
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    • Gully cut
    • Rita Baker
    • 12-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11021
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    • Fill of gully [11020]
    • Rita Baker
    • 12-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11022
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    • Chalk and clay layer
    • James Earley
    • 13-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11023
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    • Fill of ditch [11010]
    • Rita Baker
    • 16-7-2014
  • Context: LA_11024
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    • Fill of ditch [11010]
    • Rita Baker
    • 16-7-2014
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