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In its western surface were two small postholes, 30 cm apart, suitable Flat earth threshold in the north-west arc, with squared jambs, plastered on one excavated outer corner. Pivot stone 1685 with pivot hole exactly on the axis of the northern jamb. 10 m from closed door position, between it and the hearth. Stake holes, 2030, occur in the area so defined and beyond to the south-west of the hearth. Entrance 1135 Eastern jamb thickened, but only one stone survives of the southern. 50 m from the excavated eastern jamb, which would have made the door too wide to swing freely.

Option 4: a combination of 1b) and 3b). No great lapse of time is indicated between B 3 and B 86, and so it may well be that B 706 represents a temporary work area where the previous occupants of B 3 prepared to rebuild their lives. While reduction of building size and the exceptional stone wall of B 86 may be accounted for by reactions to the devastation caused by the burning and collapse of B 3, prestige was maintained by the very fine quality of its rusticated masonry. Stratigraphy and interpretation Given the absence of a coherent floor surface or boundary, the generally disturbed conditions of the ‘collapse’ setting, and the compressed stratigraphy, a number of interpretations of the general character of B 706 are possible.

1390, below damaged platform hearth 1209. It was not possible to ascertain if the basin belonged to a pre-existing floor, but this seems unlikely. At least two features, basin 1148 with attached quern set against the south wall and the door edge-set stone, were kept in use in the repaving for Floor 2. A cache of 5 conical stones was found against the north wall. Type 4, distinguished by its plastered faces and many small stones, was cut into north-east but was freestanding in south-west where it possessed an external plaster rendering.

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