|Area: South |
|Dug in Year: 1997 |
|Feature Type: doorway |
|Location: south-east part of space 113, between spaces 150 and 151 |
|Grid X: 915.8 Grid Y: 978.6|
|Doorway between spaces F97 and F99 to allow east west access between spaces 150 (small room) and 151 (rest of room). It was eventually blocked with firmly packed material (2314) prior to infilling of the spaces.|
Doorway between spaces 150 and 151
Upon further investigation it was found that wall / buttress 99 was a later addition abutting wall 263 and so the doorway 250 at the late phase was 0.64 m wide at the earlier phase was c. 1.0 m wide. The reason for a narrowing is uncertain, possibly it represented a support buttress wall 263 has quite a steep overhang in space 151. The doorway was eventually blocked (units 2314) This was originally believed to have taken place post-use of the building, prior to infilling of building 4 and blocked to avoid subsidence and generally as a structural support for later building activity. The blocking was carefully and well done which seems to be at odds at his infilling stage.
Another interpretation is that space 150 was blocked off at the time when FI 252 was constructed through wall 97. The 'dome' of 252 was constructed in space 150 and it is possible that the space was then no longer used and blocked and infilled which may then suggest explain the care in blocking the doorway.
As the floors were badly scoured in space 151 post-use there was no stratigraphical evidence to link or support this interpretation.
|In situ Conservation: No |
|Lifted: Yes |
|Feature Relationships: |
|contemporary with: (Click to view the record) 97, 99 |
|Number of Related Diary Entries: 1|
|Conservation Recorded: No|
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|No. Of Units in this Feature: 1 (Click here to view unit list)|