4. Material Culture

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4.6 Ceramic building material

L. Griffin

Ceramic building material from the site amounted to 222 fragments weighing 2.776kg. Fabrics are referenced below to Hurst (1992b).

4.6.1 Roman

All the Roman material was of a soft, fine bright orange fabric and generally highly abraded. The assemblage comprised 12 pieces of tile, two pieces of brick, and 31 small fragments of undiagnostic material that could only be classified as brick/tile. None of the tile was diagnostic or displayed other distinguishing features such as signature marks or cutaways.

4.6.2 Medieval and post-medieval

All tiles of the medieval and post-medieval periods were of flat roof tile form, a small number being nibbed. Where identifiable, the fabric of the tiles fell mainly into types known to be of 16th–18th century date (fabrics 2d and 5), with only a very few fragments of fabrics considered to be possibly earlier in date. Two bricks and a small number of fragments were also of a distinct fabric identical to roof tile fabric 2d, and were therefore considered to be of the same date range as the tile above.

4.6.3 Modern

The remaining ceramic building material was of modern date, coming primarily from the ploughsoil of the site and consisting of high-fired roof tile and brick fragments.


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