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Section 4 across front of bank (to left) and berm.
Image: B-A2-27
Location: Site B, Area 2, Line of section 4
Plan of Saxon features | Plan of Medieval features | Plan of Site B
Aspect: View looking just E of S.
Section through the deposits on the front of the bank and berm, south defences (section 4). The clay bank and dark turf revetment is to the left (N), with a few of the lowest stones at the rear of the wall in situ. The light-coloured deposits from the destruction of the wall form a pile of a mixture of mortar, rubble and stones, which is spread to the S (right) forming marked tip lines at the far edge of what must have been a substantial pile on the berm. These would have tipped into the ditch, top right by the vertical ranging pole, shown in photo 2/35 (though here removed by the excavation of the ditch of period 4). The hollow in the original subsoil, to the right of the vertical ranging pole, marks the position of the foundation trench for the bottom front row of stones of the wall. The destruction deposits are cut by the palisade trench of period 4, at the position of the vertical ranging pole. For a long view of this trench, see photo 2/25. For an oblique view looking from the other end of the trench (SW), see photos 2/35.