Day 11 – Excavation

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In between showers today the excavation continued with further progress being made in Trench 9, the long trench located across the ditch and raised garden area behind the house and moat.  The ditch has been excavated down to the natural clay sub-soil, immediately above which was a piece of 17th Century slip-ware; providing us with a rough idea as to when the ditch was created.

At the other end of the trench however we have a different story appearing, as it looks like we have discovered a sealed medieval soil horizon which is full of 13th-14th Century pottery.  Work within the trench is now concentrating on exposing the entirety of this soil layer, and seeing how it relates to the ditch.

Roger displaying a selection of the pottery from the medieval soil horizon in Trench 9
Roger displaying a selection of the pottery from the medieval soil horizon in Trench 9

Once fully exposed the medieval horizon will be photographed, recorded and sampled for environmental analysis.

Meanwhile in Trench 5 located over a possible early boundary to the rear of the chapel, Janine has discovered a fork!

Janine and her fork
Janine and her fork
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2 thoughts on “Day 11 – Excavation

    Niki Webb said:
    July 29, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Fabulous to see some finds! Thank you!

    Niki 🌻

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    Roger said:
    July 30, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    It was pretty exciting finding such a quantity of well formed yet different pot rims. The experts will be able to date and source the pots in due course but for now, interesting finds after moving quite a bit of soil.

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