West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village perimeter fence
West Stow, Suffolk

Site Code
WSW 068
OASIS Number
Site Type
Anglo Saxon,
Report Number


Monitoring of the construction of the new perimeter fence around the Anglo-Saxon Village at West Stow examined the excavation of c.190 postholes around the circumference of the village. Each hole was small diameter and c.0.8m deep but the frequency of them provided a useful plot of the soil profile and indicator of preservation. A deep layer of dark soil, interpreted as an occupation soil was recorded on the north-west side of the village which had not been sampled
by the earlier excavation.