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Area B; Aug 2009
Topic Started: Aug 26 2009, 04:13 PM (510 Views)
MichaelH
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20th Aug. Looking south.
Period 4/5 forts western defences. (Period 4 105Ė 122 AD. Period 5 122-140 AD)
Notes are given in good faith but not guaranteed, so here go's :ermm: (I donít know about the military annex you mentioned David).
These larger forts had stone gateways and rampart support walls with timber and turf walls. Justin thinks the gate is from period 4 fort and was reused for period 5 fort, which was on a slightly different alignment to 4.
The wall and gate misalignment is seen in this photo, which shows the base of the stone gateway with a drain running through, further back is the rampart wall. The gate seems quite narrow, Justin thinks there could have been a double arch but no foundation has yet been found to the north.
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MichaelH
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20th Aug. Looking north.
A later Severan (Period 6B 208-213 AD) fort ditch, running east/west, cuts through this rampart wall. It's full of water at this time. The out of line gate is further back.
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MichaelH
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20th Aug. Looking east.
A Severan period ditch cutting through the western rampart wall of period 4/5 forts. Just above the waterline (to the right) thick layers of mud can be seen from successive layers of earth washed into the ditch, so it was probably filled in naturally and fairly quickly.
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MichaelH
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Hey Harry, your fort maps are great, very helpful.
I used your occupation periods section but hadn't noticed the "400 Years at a Glance" section before. :$ Thanks

Michael
Edited by MichaelH, Aug 27 2009, 04:24 PM.
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