This report contains an assessment of the Post Roman pottery finds from the excavation. The report was written by Lyn Blackmore, but has been edited for web by Chaz Morse and Guy Hunt. For a full index of the assessment reports, please see the assessment report index.

After the discovery of a gun-flint in soak-away [1676], Dave gives some further commentary on the workings of flintlocks and their significance in the post-medieval era.

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A short discussion of the early post-Medieval shoe found in sample 11

This article introduces the antiquarians who first discovered and recorded the site.

Chaz Morse’s Field Officer’s report for June and July 2008

Activity sheet that explains the range of activities that archaeologists undertake.

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Episode 3 of the videography series follows the excavation of 2 burials as well as further exciting footage from site. Episode 3 has been released after episode 4 while Anies learned how to use more advanced video editing software.

Gary discusses his weeks activities.

Ruth Rolfe’s journal entry.

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David Ross – his first week

Filed Officers report for the period ending 22nd May 2008

Journal entry by Sara Clancy

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Guy reflects on going away on holiday from the site and also on our progress in finishing up in Zone 1 as we move into Zone 2.

Ashley reflects on the work he has been doing over the last couple of weeks.

Episode 1 of our new video series. This film introduces the site and gives a flavour of work on the site

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Guy presents and update on progress on site and comments on a few areas he has found interesting over the past weeks.

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Post-Medieval pits and stuff – and Anies’s film.

Elizabet’s first impressions of the site.

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Field Officer’s report for 21st April 2008

Article by Gary regarding the drain leading into the horn-core pit.

Journal update for 15th April 2008

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Archive research into the inhabitants of South Tenter Street

Ashley Pooley’s contribution to the journal for the 8th April 2008

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First impressions and introduction to the videography project by Anies Hassan.

Guy writes about progress on site.

This article is about Goodmans Fields Theatre, a famous and notoriously wild theatre opened in 1729 on the outskirts of the City of London.

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Gary writes about his ongoing pit digging experiences

Article about Minories Station near the Prescot Street site in E1

This article is about the Catholic Church of the English Martyrs, built by E. W Pugin in the 19th century, and still an active place of worship today.

This article is about the Magedelen Asylum for Prostitutes that stood on Prescot Street in the 18th century.

This article discusses the Old Infirmary that stood on Prescot Street during the mid 18th century.

This article discusses the first Sunday Schools, which were established in the Particular Baptist Church in Prescot Street.

This is a first journal post from Greg Crees. He talks about the large circular feature he is excavating. It is certainly post medieval, but is it another soakaway…?

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Photo diary entry for 28th March and 31st March 2008.

This is the first post in the journal by site assistant Sara Clancy.

This article is the report for the week ending 28th March 2008, written by Field Officer Chaz Morse.

This is a short article covering what we know about South Tenter Street from documentary and archaeological sources.

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Photo diary entry for 27th March.

Lorna is looking at archive evidence for who lived in the houses at South Tenter Street and Prescot Street before they were destroyed in the Second World War.

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A set of images of Georgian buildings in and around the site.

This is a brief overview of the excavation strategy.

A first journal post from Fergal O’Donoghue about the soak away he is digging.

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Photo diary entry for 25th March 2008.

This journal entry by Ashley Pooley discusses the effects of the Blitz on the properties that stood at 4 – 6 South Tenter Street, that we have identified from the archaeological record.

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Photos from the second days work at Prescot Street.

Article about the primary findings of soak-aways in the northwest corner by Gary Webster.

Starting out on site and a few notes about the post medieval period on the site.

This article explains how archaeologists know where to look. It explains in more depth how sites are found and the process of desk based research.

Glossary definition of horn core pit


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Glossary definition of culvert.

Glossary definition of tenter ground


This article discusses the development of the Prescot Street site illustrated through documentary sources.

This article is about the type of late Medieval leather shoe found during the evaluation in 2006.