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Trenches at Leiston Abbey

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  • Trench 9 was positioned directly to the south of Trench 8 over a raised area of land thought to have been formed by the spoil heaps from previous excavation of the site in the 1920s and 1980s. It comprised a 3 x 3 metre hand dug trench, positioned above the presumed course of the reredorter drain identified in Trench 8, running downslope towards the southern site boundary. The topsoil layer (9001) was defined by a mid grey-black soil and a variety of modern artefacts were discovered including bottle caps, a rusted Yale lock and a Hula Hoops crisp packet dated to 1989 from ‘Back to the Future’ text printed on the reverse. Once removed, a series of interleaving layers and negative cut features were observed, and were excavated in section and sondage down to the natural clay.

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Plan

  • Plan: LA_4
    • Multi-context post-ex plan of trench 9 drawn at 1:20
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 22-7-2014

Section

  • No records attached.

Features

  • Feature: LA_901
    • Post-medieval midden pit
  • Feature: LA_902
    • Post-medieval pit (unexcavated)
  • Feature: LA_903
    • Unexcavated pit - probably post-medieval
  • Feature: LA_904
    • Post-medieval rubbish pit
  • Feature: LA_905
    • Gully - possibly drain associated with monastic phase

Contexts

  • Context: LA_9001
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    • Topsoil deposit
    • Ben Swain
    • 10-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9002
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    • Mottled back fill llayer
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 12-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9003
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    • Back fill layer, fill of [9017]
    • Sian Williams
    • 16-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9004
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    • Backfill - fill of post-medieval midden pit [9014]
    • Kezia Evans
    • 16-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9005
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    • Backfill - Fill of post-medieval rubbish pit [9016]
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 17-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9006
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    • Fill of pit [9007]. Slump of pit edge.
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9007
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    • Cut of post-medieval midden pit
    • Mark Spooner
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9008
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    • Fill of post-medieval midden pit [9009]
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9009
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    • Cut of gully
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9010
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    • Fill of post-medieval midden pit [9007]
    • Raita Niva
    • 18-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9013
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    • Fill of gully [9009]
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 19-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9014
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    • Cut of pit (not excavated)
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 21-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9015
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    • Natural
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 21-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9016
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    • Cut of post-medieval rubbish pit
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 21-7-2014
  • Context: LA_9017
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    • Cut of pit (unexcavated)
    • Matthew Juddery
    • 21-7-2014
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