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Excavations at Lawn Farm – Medieval Moated Site

9th July 1999

Progress report: School Visits & More Finds

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Trench 1: The rubble spread in front of the ‘dovecote’ may be the remains of a ‘revetment’, a steep bank created during the building of the ‘dovecote’ and removed afterward. The stony layers formed a stable platform for construction. In the background you can see one of the many school groups who visited the site during Education Week.

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Trench 1: Towards the middle of the picture you can see the excavated ‘gulley’. This has produced a quantity of 12-14th century pottery including a fragment of a high status 13th century glazed jug with applied decoration.

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The ‘gulley’ in Trench 1. An excavated section through the fill has been deliberately left by the archaeologists to enable easier recording of the profile and fill characteristics.

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An example of the 12-14th century pottery found in Trench 1. This is probably part of a cooking pot.

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More 12-14th century pottery and a metal hook. The white portion of the scale is 10cm long.

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Trench 2: Another picture of the rectangular stone structure which may have been the base of a staircase. The area around it is being ‘troweled’ for related features.

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Another view of Trench 2. At the bottom right-hand side are possibly the remains of a paved surface.