Steinmetzer, M., (2013). Archaeological recording at Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset.. Oakford Archaeology: Oakford Archaeology.

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Archaeological recording at Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset.
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Oakford Archaeology unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1023191
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An archaeological test-pit evaluation was undertaken by Oakford Archaeology in April 2013 at Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset (ST 5005 3887). The site lies in an area of high archaeological potential and the work was therefore required by English Heritage (EH), advised by the Consultant Archaeologist to Glastonbury Abbey (CAGA). The work comprised the hand excavation of five trenches (TR 1-5) in order to locate the route of an existing electrical service trench. The results of the archaeological excavations in Trench 5 demonstrated that the remains of a cobbled surface, preceding the construction of the Abbots Kitchen, survived in this area. The surface was cut by a previously exposed wall foundation. This was on the line of an existing boundary, indicated by the wall stub at the western end of the south façade of the kitchen block. It is probable that the wall foundation therefore represents the remains of a building associated with the 14th century kitchen. Located in the southwest corner of the Abbot's Kitchen was a long, open drain. Aligned NE-SW the remains of this well-built drain were uncovered in the centre of Trench 5. The works also exposed a 'rough' surface at the western end of the trench. The presence of sub-angular stone in the make-up of the surface, rather than waterworn pebbles, may be linked to the construction of the Abbots Kitchen in the 14th century. Elsewhere the trenches exposed the deposits consistent with post-dissolution (Trenches 2-4) and modern activity (Trench 1).
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M Steinmetzer
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Oakford Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Somerset HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2013
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Site: Glastonbury Abbey
Parish: GLASTONBURY
District: MENDIP
County: SOMERSET
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Glastonbury Abbey Somerset
Grid Reference: 350050, 138870 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: None Uncertain
Find: Pottery Post Medieval
Monus: Drain Medieval
Monus: Surface Medieval
Monus: Wall Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: 14th Century
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OASIS Id: oakforda1-155016
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25 Nov 2016
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