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Between July and October 2019, Cotswold Archaeology excavated a moated site near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The team identified a bridge, contemporaneous with the medieval moat fills, crossing the eastern arm of the moat, comprising interior and exterior stone abutments of finely dressed and coursed limestone.
Two large, squared timbers (each 5m long and 0.4m square) were incorporated into the stonework, founded on the exposed natural clays at the moat’s base. Several upright timbers had been incorporated into the base timbers with mortice and tenon joints. While the interior stone abutment survived in good condition, the exterior stonework had suffered a catastrophic failure, which presumably rendered this bridge unusable.
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