Ipswich UAD child record record IPS 1042 - Building 5127 phase 1

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Middle Saxon Post Hole Building


Grid reference Centred TM 1636 4450 (7m by 5m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

This surface laid building, north-west of building 5124, was 7m long by 4.5m wide, orientated east-west and of continuous foundation trench construction. It had been truncated on all four corners by later pits, removing the evidence for the relationship between them.
Only the middle section of the north foundation trench (4495) survived for a 1.8m stretch and only the south side of the trench was intact. Only the lower profile survived of a 3m length at the west end of the south trench (4537). Only a 1m length survived at the south end of the west trench (4971) and 1.4m at the south end of the east trench (4452). The foundations were associated with 13 sherds of Ipswich ware and 1 MS import. The east wall was cut by two MS pits (4026 which was cut by 4360). The west wall was cut by an east-west foundation slot (4956, with a posthole 4977). This slot produced 5 sherds of Ipswich ware but no other associated building features were recorded which relate to it.
Just east of the west wall was the remnant of a further north-south foundation trench (4928), 70cm wide, implying that the building had two phases and that in one of them it was only 5.5m long. Unfortunately, the relationship between 4928 and the other foundation trenches had been destroyed by later features. Trench 4928 was associated with 16 Ipswich ware sherds (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Wade, K. 2014.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

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 28 2017 12:51PM

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