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Short Description:
N-S aligned wall running through centre of trench 8. Same as 7009 discovered in 2019 season
Issued to
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Interpretation

    • Nicely worked wall, boundary wall of the garden. separated the Tudor garden from the wetter grounds behind
      • Alan Forster
    • 31-10-2021
    • To stop live stock getting into the formal gardens
      • Alexa Willatt
    • 31-10-2021
    • Almost seems too big for a garden wall, perhaps it’s a deer fence
      • Chris Brown
    • 31-10-2021
    • Sandstone wall, reasonably substantial, most likely related to the Tudor gardens.
      • David Wallace
    • 25-1-2022

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

Description

  • Sandstone, oolitic limestone
  • The facing stones vary in size with the largest 0.70x0.74x0.50m and the smallest being 0.11x0.07x0.11m. The rubble core stones also vary in size most being roughly around 0.13x0.11m
  • The outside faces of the stones have been roughly hewn, some of stones have roughly hewn faces inside the wall (perhaps because the stones are reused)
  • The number of courses that survive varies, the most courses seen in the trench is 5. No bonding (dry stone stone wall)
  • Two facing sides with a rubble core
  • E and W
  • NA
  • Length - 10.23+ Width - 0.74 Depth - 0.72
  • Robbed out at the N end (we think in the Victorian period). The wall carries on to trench 11. The original full height of the wall wasn’t seen anywhere, the wall was partially dismantled and covered over

Finds

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Feature

  • Feature: SUD_801
    • N-S aligned potential Tudor garden boundary wall. Same wall as F703

Site Photos

  • Photo: SUD_217075
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    • E looking photo of wall 8005 and clay (8016). 1m scale
  • Photo: SUD_217081
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    • E looking photo of wall 8005 excavated to the bottom of (8006), showing foundations. 2m, 1m, and 0.5m scale
  • Photo: SUD_217083
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    • E looking photo of wall 8005 excavated to the bottom of (8006), showing foundations. 2m, 1m, and 0.5m scale
  • Photo: SUD_217085
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    • NE looking photo of wall 8005 excavated to the bottom of (8006), showing foundations. 2m, 1m and 0.5m scale
  • Photo: SUD_217118
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    • N looking record photo of slot through W side of wall 8005 in Trench 8. 0.5m scale
  • Photo: SUD_217122
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    • E looking record photo of slot through W side of wall 8005 in Trench 8. 0.5m scale
  • Photo: SUD_217277
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    • E looking photo of wall 8005, (8014), (8019). 2m and 0.4m scale
  • Photo: SUD_217281
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    • E looking photo of wall 8005, (8014), (8019). 2m and 0.4m scale
  • Photo: SUD_217546
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    • N looking post-ex photo of slot E of wall 8005. 2m scale
  • Photo: SUD_217547
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    • W looking post-ex photo of slot E of wall 8005. 2m scale

Record Details

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