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F00405 D1, D2 Patch of heavily burnt material in situ. A small, intrusive heap of possible slag was discovered immediately below the turf. On clearing this emerged to be a ? spillage of very hot lime-laden slag resting directly on the bedrock. One small piece of high iron content (?) lay loose on the top. There was no peripheral burning, bar a reddening of the rock for one centimetre around. The bedrock around is very worn and is difficult to avoid the conclusion that this substance was deposited whilst the bedrock was an exposed surface and before layer (1) formed in this area. The intense but VERY local burning of the rock laminae below - only 8 cms in diameter but slaked line in centre - seems to indicate an intensly hot substance cooling rapidly in situ. Note that this number was erroneously given for a time during the 1972 season to a posthole in cutting D2, which is properly referred to as 444, part of structure A3. Thus finds from 444, 405 should be disregarded as suspect. PDF         3     8 cms diam                   1 1 1
F00406 D2 Posthole; this was extremely well cut and readily visable with chipple - filled surface of layer (1) showing as clear circle, in stoney surface. A very slight burning was visible at the top. Layer (1): Upper fill - light brown loamy soil with many stones, including large collapsed packing stones. Layer (2): Primary fill - leached clayey yellow/brown soil, with a few small stones. Finds: From layer (1) 45 clay fragments and 2 bones and a tooth [Ch72/ 1995-6, 2123-5]. PDF     1   1     45 cms   52 cms 2           posthole of A4 1 1 1   1
F00407 D2 Large posthole recognised on surface by many burnt stones and large quern (May Hill Grit) fragments. Fairly steeply sloping sides with considerable leaching on edges. The posthole was distinguished by the use of quern fragments as packing stones: this presumably indicates that if A4 belongs to Period 2 (as its layout and position suggest), it may be a somewhat later subphase.  Finds: layer (1): 4 bodysherds, 15 daub, a piece of bone; layer 2: 8 quern fragments [CH72/ 1869,  1914-5, 1988, 2122, 2196-7]. PDF     1   1     Top - 60 cms diam, bottom 47 cms Liam     2           posthole of A4 1 1 1   1
F00408 D2 Posthole recognised by patch of upturned and pitched stones at bedrock level. Layer (1): Dark brown loamy soil with large stones. Layer (2): yellowish leached clayey soil. Finds: daub from both layers (total 126 fragments) and a sherd from the upper level [CH72/  1876,  1993-4, 2132]. PDF         1     Top - 44 cms diam, bottom 35 cms     2           posthole of A3 1 1 1
F00409 D2 Well cut deep posthole with broken edge where two joints run; Layer (1): dark brown soil with many medium sized stones and some burning; Layer (2): of yellow/brown leached soil. Finds: from layer 1, daub and charcoal. PDF     1   1     Top - 52 cms diam, 36 cms at bottom   62 cms 2           posthole of A4 1 1 1   1
F00410 D2 A large posthole roughly cut through broken bedrock at the edge of the gull. The finds come from layer 2 primary fill - one carinated sherd [CH72/ 1989].  PDF     1   1     65 cms E-W, 44cms at bottom 76cms N-S, 49 cms at bottom   2           posthole of A4 1 1 1   1
F00411 D2 Posthole cut through bedrock with clear straight sides. Layering:
. dark brown loamy soil many small and medium sized stones
. light yellow / brown clayey soil with few stones. At the top of layer 1 one grey burnt stone and many burnt chipples.
Finds come from layer 1 (secondary fill) 10 pot sherds and 3 pieces of daub, 1 bone and a flake of flint [CH72/ 1990,  2129-31]
PDF         1     51 cms at top, 37 cms at bottom.     2           posthole of A3 1 1 1
F00412 D2 Posthole, a little wider and shallower than the surrounding ones, but well cut with shelf on northern side of 25cms.depth. A few burnt chipples in top surface. Layer (1): dark brown soil with few stones some burnt chipples. Layer (2): leached yellow /brown soil with many fallen packing stones. Layer (3): whitish clayey leached soil and eroded limestone. PDF         1     53 cms diam at top, 40 cms at bottom   47 cms 3           posthole of A3 1 1 1
F00413 D2 Longhouse posthole remarkably well-cut through jointed and disturbed bedrock at side of gull. Layer (1) dark brown soil many large and medium stones. Layer (2) yellowish leached soil. No finds PDF         1     47 cms at top, 35 cms at bottom   60 cms 2           posthole of A3 1 1 1
F00444 D2 Posthole in structure A3. Fill of darker earth and stones above, and clayey silt and stones below. This posthole is shown as F00405 on the general plan: see F00405 for discussion of the confusion of numbers. PDF         1     0.4   60 cms   Bedrock         structure A3 0 1 1