8.4 Building Materials

Evidence of the fabric of the buildings included ceramic floor tile, a small number of ceramic roof tiles, hearth tiles and chimney fragments, building stonework and window glass. There were relatively large numbers of floor tiles recovered although none in situ. Many of the floor tiles were poorly made and unworn suggesting that they were made locally and never laid. Wall and roofing materials were recovered in small quantities, suggesting that when these buildings were demolished, building stone including mouldings and roof tiles were removed from the site, possibly for re-use. The small assemblage (301 fragments) of window glass recovered was mainly tiny, undecorated pieces and it is likely that the larger pieces of decorated glass were also recovered for re-use.


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