Features at Sudeley Castle

Explore the open archaeological data from our digs at Sudeley Castle

Basic Information

  • Wall measuring 0.72m (N) - .79m (S) long and 3.00m wide on a north to south alignment. It was composed of frequent large and medium very angular stones (7011) filled with a light yellowish-brown sandy clay (7009).


  • Context: SUD_7009
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    • Stone wall fill
    • Chris Brown
    • 23-5-2019
  • Context: SUD_7011
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    • Wall fill
    • Igor Zalewski
    • 28-5-2019


    • A period of abandonment of the building is indicated by two rubble layers located at the east of the trench that are indicative of collapse (F709) (7026), (7018) at either side of the wall to the west (F703) composed of frequent medium sub-angular stones some sculptured pressed into the clay (7017), (7012). This suggests that the rubble collapsed from above and wedged into the clay at either side of the wall. Some sculptured architectural fragments including an oriel window, a rounded and ribbed mock half column corner stone and small chamfered roof tile with mortar were also discovered on top of the clay (7026) from on top of the first wall (F703) immediately to the west during machining.
      • Stuart Noon
    • 27-6-2019
    • The fills of both walls are very similar to the hardcore cap (F706) and similar to the sub-soil (7002) and mound (F701) which suggests that the walls were constructed contemporaneously as the fills are made up of similar materiel.
      • Stuart Noon
    • 11-7-2019

Dating Narrative

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