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CAT Report 441: summary

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An archaeological watching brief at St Michael's Church, Kirby-le-Soken, Essex July and October 2007
by K. Orr
(with contributions from SUERC, Rowena Gale, Adrian Gascoyne and David Andrews)

Date report completed: December 2007
Location: Kirby-le-Soken, Essex
Map reference(s): TL21952203
File size: 4,586KB kb
Project type: Watching Brief
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: water-logged, human bone, wooden feature

Summary. Underpinning of the south aisle of the church was carried out in July 2007. The hand-excavation was monitored archaeologically. Two articulated skeletons were recorded plus some other pieces of disarticulated human bone. Three water-logged wooden piles probably dating to the late 14th or early 15th century were exposed at the western end of the south aisle, below the tower. One or possibly two lead coffins were found under the floor of the south aisle in October 2007.