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Site record COW89
20-26 Cowcross Street, 9-13 Peter's Lane, 35a St John's Street, 1-4 St John's Lane, 8-10 Eagle Court, 37-39 Britton Street, EC1
Greater London SMR No.
Latitude: 51.5201508 Longitude: -0.1041703
Excavation in 1989 following trial work (see COW88 above) revealed, some 150m S of the gatehouse of St John Clerkenwell, substantial chalk footings and clay floor surfaces of between four and ten buildings of medieval date, and several post-Dissolution Tudor structures. Three phases of chalk-founded medieval buildings were identified, and traces of earlier, timber constructions. Structures to the W included a chalk-lined well and several cesspits. There was also evidence of milling and baking in the form of Rhineland quernstone fragments associated with a crushed chalk floor and, in the adjoining room, a tiled oven complex. A few medieval burials were also excavated to the W of the chalk buildings.
Source: Thompson, Alan, Westman, Andrew and Dyson, Tony (eds.) (1998). Archaeology in Greater London 1965 - 1990: a guide to records of excavations by the Museum of London. The Archaeological Gazetteer Series, Volume 2. London: Museum of London. ISBN 0-904818-80-2.
No. of Related publications:
Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1989 Medieval Archaeology Vol:XXXIV (1990). Gaimster, David [compiler]; Margeson, Sue [compiler]; Hurley, M. [compiler] (Site code: SHG89; SGA89; ASQ87; AST87; BAS88; LDL88; BIP88; OPS88; BUC87; UTA87; IHA89; FRI88; LOW88; CRT89; TWR89; GAM88; GAG87; HSD89; TCP89; LHY88; MCT88; MOH88; QUE88; GRL88; DMT88; ORM88; BUN88; SEA88; TEX88; VHA89; VRY89;WAP88; WIV88; EDG89; GBS88; , journal article).