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Trenches at Leiston Abbey

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  • Trench 8 was positioned within the former monastic reredorter building – the southern-most part of the upstanding remains of the claustral complex. Measuring 4.40 x 1.60 metres and on a N-S orientation, the trench was located in an area formerly excavated in the 1980s (Fenwick 1985). With no published plans or archive report available for this work, the aim was to clear overgrown vegetation and topsoil, investigating whether the reconstructed drain (F801) built to assist with public interpretation in the 1980s, had any bearing on the actual course of the original monastic drain. Once exposed, the goal was to record the drain in plan and section and to recover dating evidence to help contextualise the use and modification of the building post-dissolution.

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Plan

  • Plan: LA_6
    • Post-ex plan of trench 8 drawn at 1:20
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 22-7-2014

Section

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Features

  • Feature: LA_801
    • Reconstructed drain
  • Feature: LA_802
    • Previous trench from 1980s excavation
  • Feature: LA_803
    • Post-medieval door
  • Feature: LA_804
    • Footing (?)
  • Feature: LA_805
    • Wall of monastery

Contexts

  • Context: LA_8001
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    • Top soil
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 16-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8002
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    • BackFill of previous trench [8003]
    • John Sharples
    • 16-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8003
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    • Cut of previous trench
    • Frances North
    • 16-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8004
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    • Backfill of previous trench [8003]
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 16-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8005
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    • Backfill of previous trench [8003]
    • Frances North
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8006
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    • Side course of drain
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8007
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    • Stone floor of drain
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8008
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    • Stone plinths
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8009
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    • Ministry of Works blocking feature
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8010
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    • Post medieval door
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8011
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    • Blocking masonry of door 8010
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8012
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    • Blocking masonry of door [8010]
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8013
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    • Arch of medieval drain
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8014
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    • Wall of monastery
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8015
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    • Fill of [8016]
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8016
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    • Cut of footing
    • Frances North
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8017
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    • Natural
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 19-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8018
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    • Cut for possible stone relating to drain
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 19-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8019
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    • Cut for stone
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 19-7-2014
  • Context: LA_8020
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    • Construction cut for reconstructed drain feature (F801)
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 22-7-2014
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