SOM-39BB2E:

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Unique ID: SOM-39BB2E

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

56 pieces of burnt clay of total weight 800 grams, possibly from an oven of uncertain date. The clay is amorphous with only a few voids from organic inclusions or imprints as one sees on daub. There is no evidence of layering as one might expect in a kiln, furnace or cob. Occasional small rounded iron stone inclusions and very small chalk or limestone inclusions almost certainly reflect natural inclusons in the clay rather than temper. The pieces are all amorphous and friable with angluar fractures on all faces. Only two have small areas of surface, smoothed but poorly finished with cracks and irregularitys visible. The largest piece is 39mm thick along it's smallest axis with no surface suggesting the structure was at least that thick in places. The clay shows evidence of quite high temprature firing and maybe from the domed roof of an oven, perhaps formed over a organic framework as it has no evidence of a stuctural form or techniques necessary for free building.

It can not be dated with any precision but is probably Roman or Medieval given other material on the site.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 58
Weight: 800 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st July 2016 - Wednesday 31st August 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: David Dawson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16913

Materials and construction

Primary material: Other
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Bratton Seymour (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6828
Four figure Latitude: 51.05044855
Four figure longitude: -2.45789682
1:25K map: ST6828
1:10K map: ST62NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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