Site Event/Activity record ELI12930 - The Tiltyard, Tattershall Castle

Location

Grid reference Centred TF 2118 5749 (171m by 69m) (Estimated from sources)
Civil Parish TATTERSHALL, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Technique(s)

  • Trial Trenching

Organisation

Allen Archaeology Ltd

Date

From 05 Oct 2015 to 08 Oct 2015 (between)

Map

Description

Eight trial trenches and twelve test pits were excavated to assess the impacts of rabbit burrowing and ploughing upon the scheduled archaeological remains in the field known as the 'Tiltyard', at Tattershall Castle. The trenches were targeted to investigate a number of geophysical anomalies recorded by several prior geophysical surveys of this area, and confirmed the presence of a number of medieval and post-medieval pit, ditch and wall features, clearly associated with the castle. The trenching also resolved a series of linear magnetic anomalies at the western edge of the survey area as a group of probable garden features or terraces, likely contemporary with the intial re-building of the castle in c.1440. The test pits were dug to investigate the survival and distribution of artefacts within the topsoil in this area, and recovered a large range of redeposited medieval and post-medieval finds, along with two redeposited sherds of Roman pottery. {1}{2}

Sources/Archives (2)

  •  Report: Allen Archaeology Ltd. 2015. The Tiltyard, Tattershall Castle. AAL site code: TACA 15.
  •  Archive: Allen Archaeology Ltd. 2015. The Tiltyard, Tattershall Castle. -.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Roman Pottery, Tattershall Castle (Find Spot)
  • Tattershall Castle (Monument)

Record last edited

May 4 2018 9:07AM

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