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Figure 39: Trench W.IX (SE corner) (scale in feet)
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Trench W.IX (SE corner)
Source: Radford 1972, fig. 6
Section of the front of the bank (to left) and deposits on the berm. The lowest course of the wall, here without a rear offset, where three courses have been preserved, remains in situ at the base of a construction trench, which is partly filled with soil - itself probably derived from the process of the digging out of the front turf revetment. The construction trench has cut into the front of the bank - apparently here leaving a sloping face. The gap is filled with the usual clay packing.
In front of the wall (right) lies its destruction deposits of stones and mortar (period 3) lying on the inner berm, here containing large flat stones, which are drawn in plan. Underneath this and distinguished from it is a layer of mixed material, interpreted of periods 2B and 2C. A spread of dark soil onto the berm, sealing an earlier feature, could be interpreted as being derived from the excavation of the front turf revetment when the wall was inserted into the front of the bank.