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Short Description:
Stoney layer at NE end of drawbridge pit above 1047
Issued to
Indie Jago | 18/10/2019
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Interpretation

    • Victorian rubble fill to support masonry above 1005 and 1006
      • Indie Jago
    • 5-11-2019

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

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Description

  • Moderately compact
  • Light pink / light yellow mottled
  • Large degraded Sandstone boulders in a matrix of silty sand
  • Occasional roots, occasional charcoal flecks
  • Thickness - 1.05m
  • Held together by large inclusions, much looser when they were removed Small finds 2019: 6 Copper Alloy Object Button Post Medieval x1 1g Square small stud or button, 0.5cm wide and long
  • Hand ex

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Animal Bone 5 18 Year 2019
Other (add to description) 2 2 Charcoal (Year 2019)
Pot 5 38 Glazed (Year 2019)
Shell 3 5 2 snail, 1 oyster (Year 2019)

Feature

  • Feature: PON_102
    • Masonry block mortared within corner of drawbridge pit
  • Feature: Pon_112
    • Pit within Drawbridge pit

Site Photos

  • Photo: PON_190200
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    • Claire and team removing stones from rubble fill of pit [1049].
  • Photo: PON_190201
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    • ASNaC students from Cambridge University Claire, James and Hilbert remove the large stones from the rubble fill of pit [1049]
  • Photo: PON_190202
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    • Billy, Indie, Claire, Hilbert and James lifting large stones from (1047) out of the drawbridge pit F101.
  • Photo: PON_190205
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    • ASNaC students from Cambridge University Claire, James and Hilbert remove the large stones from the rubble fill of pit [1049], helped by Billy and Indie. Barbara, Thourayya and Harriet are removing Victorian landscaping (1009) to reveal bedrock (1030).
  • Photo: PON_193927
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    • N end of E facing section through drawbridge pit after removing pit [1049], and layer (1046) . 1 m scale. Looking W.
  • Photo: PON_193932
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    • Oblique photo of Victorian pit [1049]. 1m vertical scale. Facing NW.

Objects

Record Details

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  • Indie Jago 18-10-2019
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