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Great Hall North Buttress, Hampton Court Palace

Leader, Paul Great Hall North Buttress, Hampton Court Palace. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In February 2010 Oxford Archaeology (OA) hand-excavated a single archaeological test pit in Great Hall Court at Hampton Court Palace, to a depth of 0.4 m. The work was commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces (HRP,) in advance of stabilisation work to the buttresses to the north of the Great Hall. A north-south brick wall of apparent Wolsey or pre- Wolsey date was exposed. It may run right across the court to join with another wall fragment recently exposed against the south cloister wall. The north-south wall was abutted by a deposit, possibly a surface, of Wolsey or pre-Wolsey brick, which also abutted the wall of the Great Hall. Above this brick deposit were a number of make-up layers for the current cobbled surface. A watching brief during removal and replacement of quoins on Buttress 3 showed that the east and west sides of buttress 3 are mainly faced with Henrician stock brick, Hampton Court Brick Typology Type 'C'. This is built with an English bond and features a typical creamy coloured friable lime mortar with white lime inclusions. There was evidence of some later repair work.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Primary Archives
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater London
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:1771
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:16 Jul 2014 10:38
Last Modified:16 Jul 2014 10:38

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