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Features at Sudeley Castle

Basic Information

  • Cut [7006] of drain that had a sharp break of slope at the top with steep sides and a slightly concave base measuring .80m wide and 3.00m long within the trench. It was filled by reddish-brown silty clay with frequent small and medium stones some sculptured (7007).

Contexts

  • Context: SUD_7006
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    • Cut of stone filled drain
    • Shereen Atkinson
    • 26-5-2019
  • Context: SUD_7007
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    • The fill of stone filled drain
    • DigVentures
    • 24-5-2019

Narrative

    • A drain (F702) which was linear in plan aligned east to west located at the north of the trench with a cut [7006] that had a sharp break of slope at the top with steep sides and a slightly concave base measuring .80m wide and 3.00m long within the trench. It was filled by reddish-brown silty clay with frequent small and medium stones some sculptured. The stratigraphical relationship of the drain is not clear. It appears to be under the top soil possibly cut through the clay cap (F707), (7004), (7021) and the hardcore cap (F706), (7005), (7022). This drain was cut through a layer of reddish-brown silty sand with occasional medium and mod sub-angular stones poorly sorted exactly matching the sub-soil (7002). But it is also possible that these layers are abutting the drain and that it is contemporary. Considering that it was filled with sculptured stone fragments probably relating to stones taken from Winchcombe Abbey in January 1547 by Thomas Seymour indicated by the 1420 makers mark on one of the stones it may well be contemporaneous with the construction of the Tudor Garden platform but this relationship is not clear at this time.
      • Stuart Noon
    • 27-6-2019

Dating Narrative

    • 1570's?
      • Stuart Noon
    • 27-6-2019
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