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Features at Sudeley Castle

Basic Information

  • Hardcore cap

Contexts

  • Context: SUD_6006
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    • Circular outer bank hard core cap at eastern end of trench
    • Maiya Pina-Dacier
    • 28-5-2019
  • Context: SUD_6009
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    • Central mound or platform
    • Maiya Pina-Dacier
    • 29-5-2019
  • Context: SUD_6021
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    • hardcore capping on top of bank underneath (6020) = (6003) and (6009)
    • Maiya Pina-Dacier
    • 3-6-2019

Narrative

    • 8.2.2 The earliest feature in the trench is an artificial layer construction (F601). It was composed of a light reddish-brown silty sand (ratch) visible in the section of a ditch (F602). This is likely to have been created by digging up the surrounding sub-soil (ratch) to create an artificial structure correlating with the construction of the mound structure observed in Trench 7 (F701) and is likely to be contemporaneous. On top of this layer was a hardcore cap (F603) constructed of a yellowish-brown sandy clay with medium sub-angular stones moderately sorted. This was then capped with a brown clay (F604) as an apparent waterproof layer. Together these layers formed an outer and inner bank. The banks were marked on the archae-topographical and magnetometry survey and must be a direct correlate (Fradley et al, 2014).
      • Stuart Noon
    • 22-7-2019

Dating Narrative

    • 1570's
      • Stuart Noon
    • 22-7-2019

Matrix

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