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Archaeological Investigations into the Deterioration of Stonework within the Dining Room at Anglesey Abbey House, Cambridgeshire.

Fletcher, Taleyna (2010) Archaeological Investigations into the Deterioration of Stonework within the Dining Room at Anglesey Abbey House, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In early January 2010, Oxford Archaeology East was commissioned by the National Trust to carry out an investigation within the dining room at Anglesey Abbey house, in the parish of Lode, Cambridgeshire. Anglesey Abbey house is converted from the remains of an Augustinian Priory and the present dining room is in the medieval undercroft. The vaulting for this undercroft is supported on two pillars. In recent years some spalling of these pillars has been observed which may be caused by rising damp. The purpose of this archaeological investigation was to help identify the cause of spalling by excavating on one side of the foundations of one of the pillars, below the present modern floor and specifically to locate a possible raised water table. Excavation was possible to a depth of 0.60m as space was restricted once the original 13th century foundations were encountered and exposed. Subsequently, a hand operated auger was used to bore into the soils for a further 40cm. The water table was not encountered and no other evidence for the cause of the spalling was identified within this investigation.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Excavation
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:326
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:28 Sep 2010 14:20
Last Modified:22 Dec 2011 14:34

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