Excavations of Medieval and Early Post-Med

Excavations of Medieval and Early Post-Med

by Andrew Norton, Daniel Poore
     
 
Excavations in 2002 at 90-93 Broad Street, Reading revealed a ditch and evidence for cultivation possibly within the grounds of the Saxon Minster; a small assemblage of early to mid Saxon pottery was recovered from later deposits. Medieval gravel pits, cess pits and a bell mould pit were founded in the back yards of tenements fronting Broad St and Chain St,

Overview

Excavations in 2002 at 90-93 Broad Street, Reading revealed a ditch and evidence for cultivation possibly within the grounds of the Saxon Minster; a small assemblage of early to mid Saxon pottery was recovered from later deposits. Medieval gravel pits, cess pits and a bell mould pit were founded in the back yards of tenements fronting Broad St and Chain St, immediately to the north of St Mary's Churchyard. It is likely that the bell mould pit was for the casting of a 13th-century bell for St Mary's. The pits contained exceptional assemblages of bird, fish and animal bone, suggestive of primary butchery and skinning in the vicinity, as well as the presence of a high status household. There were also notable assemblages of 11th- to 13th-century pottery and 16th- to 17th-century glass. (Oxford Archaeology 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780904220414
Publisher:
Oxford Archaeology
Publication date:
12/01/2007

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