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Features at Sudeley Castle

Basic Information

  • Emma Dent’s 1877 excavation running north to south

Contexts

  • Context: SUD_7019
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    • Robbing event of stone wall
    • Jane Bowden
    • 13-6-2019
  • Context: SUD_7027
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    • Backfill of Canon Lyson's trench
    • Stuart Noon
    • 28-6-2019

Narrative

    • Both walls appear to have been robbed by two trenches potentially from Emma Dent’s 1877 excavation running east to west (F704) and north to south (F705) respectively (Dent: 59, 77). In addition, the east to west robber trench (F704) appears to have cut away the clay cap leaving a small remnant (7010) and reduced the hardcore cap (7005). The cut [7014] of the east to west trench was linear in plan with a very gradual break of slope at the top with gently sloping sides and a concave base measuring 6.30m long to the limits of excavation and 3.00m wide. It was filled with very fine sieved mid grey silty sand (7003). The cut of the north to south trench [7019] was also linear in plan with a very gradual break of slope top with gently sloping sides and a concave base 5.87m long and 3.00m wide. It was also filled with a very fine sieved mid grey silty sand (7027) representing the last event in the stratigraphic sequence. Emma Dent’s interpretation of the mound was a Manor house that subsequently appeared on the 25” 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1884 (GCCHER: 2169). However, no trace of a Manor House was discovered during this excavation and what she discovered appears to be a later building more likely to be a banqueting house.
      • Stuart Noon
    • 28-6-2019

Dating Narrative

    • 1877
      • Stuart Noon
    • 28-6-2019
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