A new timber building, Building F, was
constructed within the lift shaft area. The western wall consisted of a rubble footing (2695),
on top of which a timber sill beam (2696) was placed. The new wall was aligned north-east
to south-west and the building measured over 2.6m long and over 2.2m wide. A post 2632
from the earlier Phase 1 building, Building B, was re-used within Building F. The
construction of Building F was dated by pottery
to the late 10th or early 11th century.
Internal organic and clay floors, including 2753 and 27972798,
built up to the east and north of rubble footing 2695. A decorated lead alloy mount (see
SF01144 in the artefacts report), which may date to the
10th century, was recovered from these floor
deposits as well as pottery of a similar date to footing 2695 described above.
The environmental evidence suggests that cow, pig and oyster were being
consumed but could not help with interpreting the function of Building F. Residual Roman
brick and tile was recovered from footing 2695 and
floor deposit 2798.
A series of dump deposits then sealed the
northern end of rubble footing 2695, probably indicating the demolition of
Building F. These deposits also contained pottery of the late
10th or early 11th century.
Within Area Q there were a number of slight structural elements. These included a
pair of post-holes (4144 and 4147), a deliberate levelling
dump (4178) and a small slot
or post-hole (4177). It was not readily apparent, due to the limited size of the excavated
area, whether these structural features indicate the presence of one or several timber
buildings on the Walmgate street frontage. These were combined to form a single structure
(Building G) to aid description within the
assessment report. No artefacts or pottery were recovered from these features or deposits.
Western wall of
Lead alloy mount SF01144