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Title :

The City defences at Aldersgate

Authors :
BUTLER, Jonathan ; LYNE, Malcolm ; SABEL, Ken ; ARMITAGE, Philip ; BIRD, Joanna ; CARRUTHERS, Wendy ; CRUMMY, Nina ; JARRETT, Chris ; SCAIFE, Robert ; ROGERS, Penelope Walton ; LACEY, Andrew ;
Publication year :
2001
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
An archaeological excavation, evaluation, and watching brief was undertaken within the area formerly occupied by Alder, Castle, and Falcon House at 1-6 Aldersgate Street in the City of London. A complex history of the City defences from Roman times to the 17th c. was revealed. An important find was an infilled Saxo-Norman city ditch, with late 11th- and early 12th-c. features cut into it, including a gully containing crucible fragments attesting to silver working and refining. Fragments of the medieval bastion were discovered, and six phases of medieval and post-medieval city ditch dating from the 13th c. to the 17th c. were excavated. Specialist reports discuss animal bone, samian ware, plant remains, leather and small finds, post-Roman pottery, pollen, textiles, crucible analysis, and ceramic building materials. ;
Pagination/Size :
30 ill.; maps; plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Enceinte ; Fouilles ; Grande-Bretagne ; London (GBR), Aldersgate Street, 1-6 ; Moyen Age ; Romain (art) ; Trouvaille ; 100-1700 ;
Descriptors :
Archaeological finds ; Architecture ; Excavations ; Great Britain ; London (GBR), Aldersgate Street, 1-6 ; Medieval ; Roman ; Walls (fortifications) ; 100-1700 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Transactions of the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society, 2001, 52
INIST identifier :
24875725 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;