Ipswich UAD child record record IPS 1037 - Building 5122

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Middle Saxon Post Hole Building


Grid reference Centred TM 1637 4449 (4m by 3m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

This surface-laid building, 5m by 2.8m+, was parallel to, and 40cm back from the edge of road 1825, and probably contemporary with the road constructions. It was of individual posthole construction, with evidence of post replacement including multiple postholes at the north-east and south-east corners. It was not possible to establish a west wall with certainty and it may have been open on this side. A row of twelve stakeholes (2694, 3167-69, 3220-3230) were recorded along the south half of the assumed west wall line. On the inside edge of the stake holes, there was a pronounced edge to the fill layers, within the building.
Horizontal layers of sand and gravel, interspersed with layers of sandy loam, had been laid within and around the building raising ground surface levels. The lower layers (2309, 2193, 2192, 2161) were only present within the building, whereas the top layers (2147, 1978) extended beyond the walls of the building and were probably post demolition. Layer 2147 was certainly cut by the posts of building 5125 to the south.
The lower layers of fill (2309, 2193, 2192, 2161) contained Ipswich ware only (16 sherds). Posthole 2154, which is highly likely to belong to this building as it was the earliest in a series of postholes at the north-east corner, contained a coin (0075/3104N) of Beonna, deposited 749-57. (S1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Wade, K. 2014. Ipswich Archive Site Summaries: 32-38 Buttermarket.

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Jan 10 2020 2:55PM

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