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8.8 Lead Waste

Lead waste from lead working was found, particularly in lead-working pit AHF (Phase 5b, central) where much of the fill of the clay-lined pit was trickles of waste [434]. Evidence of lead-working was also seen in the presence of patches [1615 and 1616] and scrap including a waste piece with a stud attached [409] from stone rubble, AKY (Phase 5b, north), associated with the use of the church.

Evidence of the manufacture of lead window cames came from several objects which appeared to be waste pieces from the manufacture of leading. A fragment from context A60 [447] was the narrow end of an H-shaped came. The wider end has excess lead which has leaked from mould.


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