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Short Description:
Post demolition silty layer
Issued to
Indie Jago | 11/10/2019
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Interpretation

    • A layer formed 1650's to c. 1750's - prior to liquorice.
      • Indie Jago
    • 14-10-2019

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

Description

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  • Mid brown
  • Sandy loam
  • Fragments of sandstone, charcoal and some limestone
  • Length - 2.45m Width - 2.20m Thickness - 0.50m +
  • Fill of outer chamber 4908 - bottom extensions oval walls to the ENE and much of that side of the trench Smal finds 2020: 7 Lead ObjectPost Medieval x1 33g Flat Musket ball, 2.1cm diameter 19 Lead Object Medieval x1 74g Grapeshot, 3cm diameter 20 Lead Object Medieval x1 28g Round Musketball, 1.4cm diameter 23 Lead Object Post Medieval x3 65g "Musketballs 1: small and round, 1cm in diameter 2: larger and round, 1.5cm in diameter 3: flattened, 2cm in diameter" 24 Lead Object Post Medieval x1 24g Flattened musket ball, 2.3 diameter
  • Hand excavation - previous work

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Animal Bone 5 58 Year 2019
Animal Bone 2 3 Year 2019
Animal Bone 1 1 Tooth (Year 2019)
Animal Bone 3 9 Year 2019
Animal Bone 2 5 Year 2019
Animal Bone 5 31 Year 2019
Animal Bone 52 527 3 teeth (Year 2019)
Animal Bone 36 221 Year 2019
Animal Bone 12 169 Year 2019
Animal Bone 31 610 Year 2019
Animal Bone 81 267 Year 2019
Animal Bone 41 486 Butchery marks, 1x tooth (Year 2019)
Animal Bone 1 3 Burnt bone (2019)
Animal Bone 42 86 Year 2019
Animal Bone 74 746 Year 2019
Animal Bone 7 119 Year 2019
Ceramic Building Material 1 196 With mortar (Year 2019)
Ceramic Building Material 12 1249 Year 2019
Ceramic Building Material 1 269 Roof tile (Year 2019)
Ceramic Building Material 24 129 Year 2019
Ceramic Building Material 1 269 Roof tile (Year 2019)
Ceramic Building Material 24 1299 Year 2019
Ceramic Building Material 9 1368 Floor tiles from activity room (Year 2019)
Ceramic Building Material 15 854 Brick and tile
Ceramic Building Material 6 156 Year 2019
Ceramic Building Material 2 3346 Year 2019
Ceramic Building Material 1 15 Year 2019
Ceramic Building Material 14 51 Year 2019
Ceramic Building Material 3 745 Year 2019
Clay Tobacco Pipe 1 2 Stem (Year 2019)
Clay Tobacco Pipe 33 73 Heads and stems (Year 2019)
Clay Tobacco Pipe 1 4 Stems (Year 2019)
Clay Tobacco Pipe 30 63 Stems (Year 2019)
Clay Tobacco Pipe 3 4 Broken bowls (Year 2019)
Clay Tobacco Pipe 82 305 Some bowls have decoration, 69 stem pieces and 13 bowl pieces (Year 2019)
Clay Tobacco Pipe 3 20 Year 2019
Clay Tobacco Pipe 11 27 Year 2019
Clay Tobacco Pipe 9 20 Year 2019
Clay Tobacco Pipe 7 37 Year 2019
Copper Alloy Object 2 2 Decorated with hole made at the end (Year 2019)
Copper Alloy Object 1 4 Plate (Year 2019)
Copper Alloy Object 1 1 Year 2019
Ferrous Object 7 79 Nails (5?) (Year 2019)
Ferrous Object 1 18 Bone handle with Iron (Year 2019)
Ferrous Object 1 56 Nails (Year 2019)
Ferrous Object 4 70 Year 2019
Ferrous Object 1 4 Year 2019
Ferrous Object 7 48 Year 2019
Ferrous Object 12 119 Year 2019
Ferrous Object 1 39 Year 2019
Ferrous Object 1 11 Possibly ferrous (Year 2019)
Flint 2 4 Year 2019
Flint 3 5 Year 2019
Glass 1 37 Glass bottle-blue (Year 2019)
Glass 10 44 Clear (Year 2019)
Glass 1 11 Blue - with writing (Year 2019)
Glass 6 57 Glazed (Year 2019)
Glass 6 10 Green (Year 2019)
Glass 6 2 Fragments - coloured (Year 2019)
Glass 3 5 Year 2019
Glass 3 11 Year 2019
Glass 3 11 Year 2019
Glass 1 16 Year 2019
Glass 8
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Year 2019
Glass 1 1 Year 2019
Glass 22 719 Year 2019
Glass 9 8 1 piece amber, 1 piece darker green (Year 2019)
Glass 5 73 Clear (Year 2019)
Glass 4 19 Year 2019
Glass 1 13 Possible enamal coating (Year 2019)
Glass 3 2 Year 2019
Lead Object 1 289 Possible cannonball splat (Year 2019)
Lead Object 1 2 Year 2019
Lead Object 1 11 Flattened musketball (Year 2019)
Lead Object 1 176 Year 2019
Lead Object 4 45 Year 2019
Lead Object 7 30 Year 2019
Lead Object 1 43 Latch (Year 2019)
Lead Object 1 7 Window lead (Year 2019)
Lead Object 1 109 Year 2019
Lead Object 1 1 Year 2019
Metal 1 3 Thimble (Year 2019)
Metal 3 4 Year 2019
Metal 3 33 Lead musket balls, 1 round, 2 flattened (Year 2019)
Metal 12 476 Mixed metals (Year 2019)
Metal 1 12 Metal piece with holes (Year 2019)
Other (add to description) 1 74 Bakalite? Door handle (Year 2019)
Other (add to description) 1 46 Burnt brick (Year 2019)
Other (add to description) 15 28 Charcoal (Year 2019)
Other (add to description) 3 6 Charcoal (Year 2019
Other (add to description) 2 32 Concrete (Year 2019)
Other (add to description) 1 6 Industrial waste (Year 2019)
Other (add to description) 6 54 Mortar (Year 2019)
Other (add to description) 17 540 Mortar (Year 2019)
Other (add to description) 12 15 Mortar (Year 2019)
Other (add to description) 26 335 Mortar fragments (Year 2019)
Other (add to description) 1 58 Spark plug (Year 2019)
Other (add to description) 10 13 Year 2019
Other (add to description) 3 42 Charcoal (Year 2019)
Pot 2 60 Green glazed (Year 2019)
Pot 7 9 White glazed ceramic (Year 2019)
Pot 6 39 Year 2019
Pot 10 36 Purple glazed pottery (Year 2019)
Pot 7 21 Yellow glazed pottery (Year 2019)
Pot 3 77 Rough glazed pottery (Year 2019)
Pot 5 60 Medieval
Pot 390 5502 Year 2019
Pot 1 4 Unglazed grey/white amber staining (Year 2019)
Pot 8 773 Unglazed 'red', some blackened (Year 2019)
Pot 14 1769 Rough glazed pottery (Year 2019)
Pot 6 122 Unglazed 'red', some blackened (Year 2019)
Pot 14 1769 Rough glazed pottery (Year 2019)
Pot 6 122 Unglazed 'red', some blackened (Year 2019)
Pot 1 6 Green and brown glazed medieval (Year 2019)
Pot 9 161 Various (Year 2019)
Pot 1 8 Year 2019
Pot 2 34 Year 2019
Pot 6 17 Year 2019
Pot 11 43 Year 2019
Pot 4 421 Year 2019
Pot 21 74 Year 2019
Pot 4 55 Year 2019
Pot 2 2 Year 2019
Shell 5 10 Sea snail (Year 2019)
Shell 4 4 Cockle (Year 2019)
Shell 2 1 Muscle (Year 2019)
Shell 12 33 Oyster (Year 2019)
Shell 1 35 Whelk (Year 2019)
Shell 3 5 Cockle (Year 2019)
Shell 5 4 Oyster (Year 2019)
Shell 6 55 Oyster (Year 2019)
Shell 2 18 Year 2019
Shell 10 17 Year 2019
Shell 7 24 Year 2019
Shell 14 16 Year 2019
Shell 1 64 Year 2019
Slag 3 24 Year 2019
Slag 6 5 Year 2019
Slag 1 4 Pottery encrusted with slag (Year 2019)
Slag 10 88 Year 2019
Slag 88 1128 Year 2019
Slag 37 854 Year 2019
Slag 1 18 Year 2019
Slag 2 59 Year 2019
Slag 3 36 Embedded ceramic in two pieces (Year 2019)
Slag 2 7 Pottery encrusted with slag (Year 2019)
Slag 5 7 Glass encrusted with slag (Year 2019)
Slag 9 55 Pottery encrusted with slag (Year 2019)
Slag 1 59 Pottery encrusted with slag (Year 2019)
Slag 2 2 Glass encrusted with slag (Year 2019)
Slag 1 13 Glass encrusted with slag (Year 2019)
Slag 28 169 Year 2019
Slag 21 3775 Year 2019
Stone 1 4 Bottle stopper (Year 2019)
Stone 2 10 Bottle stoppers (Year 2019)
Stone 1 234 Round and flat (Year 2019)
Stone 2 10 Bottle stoppers (Year 2019)
Stone 1 114 With mortar (Year 2019)
Wood 1 0 Year 2019

Feature

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Site Photos

  • Photo: PON_190009
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    • Site on the Friday 1st Nov. DigCamp are excavating victorian landscaping near the drum tower and volunteers are sieving material from drawbridge pit.
  • Photo: PON_190015
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    • Jodie with DigCamp, excavating Victorian landscaping near drum tower
  • Photo: PON_193802
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    • Pre ex photo of trench. 1m scales. Facing NW. 3801-3803.
  • Photo: PON_193808
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    • pre ex photo of draw bridge pit F101. 2m scale. Facing NW. 3808-3810.
  • Photo: PON_193816
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    • Pre-excavation photo of masonry filling corner of drawbridge pit, looking west, 1m scale
  • Photo: PON_193817
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    • Pre-excavation photo of masonry filling corner of drawbridge pit, looking west, 1m scale

Objects

  • Find: PON_7
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    • Musket ball
    • Lead
  • Find: PON_20
    • Musket Ball
  • Find: PON_23
    • 3 musket balls, 2 round 1 flattened
    • Lead
  • Find: PON_24
    • 1 flattened musket ball
    • Lead

Record Details

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  • Indie Jago 11-10-2019
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