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Excavations at Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, 1968

Excavations at Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, 1968 SHORTER CONTRIBUTIONS 305 is unequivocal. There was no clay strengthening, nor timber strapping nor any other discernible reinforcement. How this first of many seaside sand-castles supported a timber tower remains a mystery. The Ladies Parlour A trench, 5 ft. wide and 270ft. long, was cut in a north-south direction from inside the 'parlour' over the large Bank (2) and northwards to within 6ft. of the pavement. Of the results only certain aspects are firmly dated; many other questions cannot be answered until the evidence is studied further. Four ditches and two embankments were found. The main bank (2) is now shown to be of two main periods. The first period to which there are undated modi­ fications is shown by the pottery distribution to be of Iron Age date. Against this bank was a massive thickening of blue shale. Over the tail of this thickening was a considerable deposit of sherds and the remains of a wall both of early medieval date. To the seaward side of this bank was evidence of occupation comprising a pit containing fragments of one vessel of possibly the 12th century of earlier, and nearby fragments of a rotary quern. To the north or http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archaeological Journal Taylor & Francis

Excavations at Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, 1968

Archaeological Journal , Volume 125 (1): 3 – Jan 1, 1968

Excavations at Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, 1968

Archaeological Journal , Volume 125 (1): 3 – Jan 1, 1968

Abstract

SHORTER CONTRIBUTIONS 305 is unequivocal. There was no clay strengthening, nor timber strapping nor any other discernible reinforcement. How this first of many seaside sand-castles supported a timber tower remains a mystery. The Ladies Parlour A trench, 5 ft. wide and 270ft. long, was cut in a north-south direction from inside the 'parlour' over the large Bank (2) and northwards to within 6ft. of the pavement. Of the results only certain aspects are firmly dated; many other questions cannot be answered until the evidence is studied further. Four ditches and two embankments were found. The main bank (2) is now shown to be of two main periods. The first period to which there are undated modi­ fications is shown by the pottery distribution to be of Iron Age date. Against this bank was a massive thickening of blue shale. Over the tail of this thickening was a considerable deposit of sherds and the remains of a wall both of early medieval date. To the seaward side of this bank was evidence of occupation comprising a pit containing fragments of one vessel of possibly the 12th century of earlier, and nearby fragments of a rotary quern. To the north or

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 1968 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
2373-2288
eISSN
0066-5983
DOI
10.1080/00665983.1968.11078347
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Abstract

SHORTER CONTRIBUTIONS 305 is unequivocal. There was no clay strengthening, nor timber strapping nor any other discernible reinforcement. How this first of many seaside sand-castles supported a timber tower remains a mystery. The Ladies Parlour A trench, 5 ft. wide and 270ft. long, was cut in a north-south direction from inside the 'parlour' over the large Bank (2) and northwards to within 6ft. of the pavement. Of the results only certain aspects are firmly dated; many other questions cannot be answered until the evidence is studied further. Four ditches and two embankments were found. The main bank (2) is now shown to be of two main periods. The first period to which there are undated modi­ fications is shown by the pottery distribution to be of Iron Age date. Against this bank was a massive thickening of blue shale. Over the tail of this thickening was a considerable deposit of sherds and the remains of a wall both of early medieval date. To the seaward side of this bank was evidence of occupation comprising a pit containing fragments of one vessel of possibly the 12th century of earlier, and nearby fragments of a rotary quern. To the north or

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Archaeological JournalTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 1968

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