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Short Description:
Bank deposit
Issued to
Anna Roik | 10/07/2014
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Interpretation

    • Bank deposit associated with the formation of ditch [10023]. Deposit can also been seen to be slumping into the ditch, later excavation of (10004) highlighted this, as the actual cut of the ditch was hidden by this slumping deposit. Formation of this bank is primarily up-cast from the creation of the ditch. Evidence of the maintenance of this bank can be seen as the top of this deposit has a high density of artefacts ranging from medieval to post-medieval in date.
      • Raksha Dave
    • 19-7-2014
    • Bank deposit filled with firm, mid-yellow brown sandy clay with inclusions of moderate charcoal flecks, occasional small sub-angular pebbles and occasional chalk fragments. A number of ceramic tile fragments were recovered dating between the 13th and 15th Centuries.
      • Kezia Evans
    • 5-12-2014

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Description

  • firm
  • mid yellow brown
  • sandy clay
  • charcoal flecks (moderate), small sub-angular pebbles (occasional), chalk frags (occasional).
  • Length 1.90m x width 1.80m x depth max 0.30m
  • Bank deposit associated with the formation of ditch [10023]. Partially excavated in slot - not fully excavated Pottery finds are: 4 pieces of Late Medieval Transitional Ware LMTII (P402) - ca. 1400 - 1600, 1 piece of Glazed Red Earthen Ware (P425) - 16th - 19th Century and 2 pieces of English (P438) - 1680+
  • Mattock, shovel and spade. Conditions: extremely sunny and sweaty!

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Pot 7 65 2 bags, L17thC P402, P425, P438
Metal 2 11 Small find 44 and Small find 93
Animal Bone 264 4124
Ceramic Building Material 5811 2 Bags
Shell 49 264
Copper Alloy Object 1 1 Small Find 1
Glass 7 7 2 Bags
Clay Tobacco Pipe 1 5
Pot 1 6 Small Find 46
Ferrous Object 8 48
Ferrous Object 1 11 Small Find 93

Feature

  • Feature: LA_1005
    • Drainage ditch

Objects

  • Find: LA_1
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    • Nuremberg jetton
    • Copper
  • Find: LA_44
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    • Wire button
    • Fibre
  • Find: LA_46
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    • Potsherd
    • Ceramic
  • Find: LA_93
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    • Belt buckle
    • Iron

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