Phase 6: Introduction    
 
Late 12th to Early 14th Century
 
This phase is characterised by occupation and industrial or craft activities. Occupation seems to shift from early timber buildings on the street front (in Phase 6.1, Buildings M and N) to a more rudimentary structure (Building O) and scattered industrial activities (in Phases 6.2 and 6.3) in a more open setting. The emphasis of occupation and industrial activities consistently shifted eastwards across the site during Phase 6. Metalworking, particularly iron smithing, was carried out within Building N, and perhaps continued in Building O. Clearly the area was not heavily populated during Phases 6.2 and 6.3, and a very clear property division was inserted during Phase 6.2.
 
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General view of the site facing north-west

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