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Basic Information

  • PM Agricultuiral soils
  • 1135 1500 265 266 945 1288


  • Context: PCO06_265
    • Post med dep. below basement slab
  • Context: PCO06_266
    • Post med dep. below basement slab
  • Context: PCO06_331
    • Post-med deposit
  • Context: PCO06_339
    • Black layer (post medieval) in the middle section
  • Context: PCO06_340
    • Brown layer in the top section
  • Context: PCO06_945
    • Layer of post-medieval deposit over cut 942
  • Context: PCO06_1135
    • Clayey silt (possible residue of [979])
  • Context: PCO06_1288
    • Layer
  • Context: PCO06_1500
    • Post-Med ploughsoil (=(1288))

Subgroup Narrative Text

    • Sporadically across the site area were lain Post Medieval agricultural soils (1288), (1135), (945), (1500), (266), (265), and (331). Originally thought to be top fill of large feature, now realised to represent an agriculture/cultivation layer of Early Post Medieval period because it was strongly indicative of a disturbance. Alternatively, it could represent soil moved/dug into from nearby owing to adjacent activities e.g quarrying. The initial environmental analysis of soil suggests it is not a "true" soil and is more the restult of being laid down by man, not by natural causes. Finds from a 1m sq. section located at Sect. #16 taken to provide accurate dating medieval and early post medieval agricultural possibly reworked by quarrying that occurred in the site area during this period.
      • Chaz Morse
    • 13-7-2011

Dating Narrative

    • These soils were relatively sterile of finds, indicating that they had not been subject to extensive cultural activity. However, given that their stratigraphic positions, where they were cut by a number of Late Post Medieval features and sealed Early Post Medieval features, it can clearly be given a Post Medieval date.
      • Chaz Morse
    • 13-7-2011

Subgroup Plan


  • Strat. Group: PCO06_98
    • Large layers of Post Medieval agricultural soils