Nassington Dig, Day 3, 21 August 2017

The day dawned rather damp and overcast after overnight rain, but the sheeting had mostly worked and we started cleaning back again. In the south-west corner, we had found a stoned surface while neatening up the edges of last year's excavation, and some ceramic (CBM) and natural building materials: some box-flue tile and roof slates made with Collyweston Slate.

Gallery

Diggers kneeling in a line about one metre apart and trowelling
The start of work on a cool, damp morning
Overview of the working area along the east side from the south-east corner
The eastern side of the site at mid-morning
Overview of the site from the south-wetern corner
View from the south-west on the spoil heap
Two diggers trowelling ans shovelling poil form a layer packed with stone and pottery
Andy (front), and Derek (back) clean the stoem surface
Close-up of outer side of a box-flue tile showing combed marks in an 'X' pattern
Outer side of a box flue tile with combed key for plaster or mortar
Close-up of inner side of a box-flue tile
Inside of previous picture
Close-up of one side of a roughly diamond shaped roof with missing section around the nail hole
Collyweston Slate roof tile
Close-up of one side of a diamond shaped roof tilw made from a flaggy limestone
Collyweston Slate roof tile
Close-up of the inside of part of a smalll bowl
Typical Nene Valley Colour-Coated ware fabric and slip colour
Close-up of the outside of part of a smalll bowl
Typical Nene Valley Colour-Coated ware fabric and slip colour
Close-up of the edge and profile of part of a smalll bowl
Typical profile and slip colour

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