PIT XC. Diameter at surface 9 feet. Depth 8 feet 6 inches.

At 2 feet 6 inches from the surface the sides of the pit were found to be packed with red clay, while, across the middle, running from east to west, was a trench about 20 inches in width, widening out at the end. The sides of this trench were supported on the south side by a row of wooden stakes; smaller branches seem to have been laced against the north side. The trench was filled with the usual black deposit, among which was some pieces of late pottery.

Cleared out 27 April, 1910.

PIT XCI. Diameter at surface 9 feet. At 3 feet from the surface, a floor of yellow clay eighteen inches in depth was reached. The clay was found to be resting on logs six to eight inches thick laid across the opening of a built well. In the centre of the clay floor an aperture 2 feet square had been built with stones. Beneath the floor the well was 4 feet 6 inches in diameter, gradually sloping inward until at about half its depth it reached a diameter of 3 feet, at which it continued to the bottom. The total depth of the. well from the modern surface was 17 feet 6 inches. The built portion lying beneath the floor was 12 feet in depth. Notwithstanding the small aperture, it had been filled up with a black matter somewhat more friable than the usual deposit met with in pits.

Finds. Many animal bones, chiefly of oxen, and shells of oysters and mussels were present, also some fragments of pottery; these belonged to the later period. Portions of a bowl (Type, Dragendorff 37) with large wreath decoration; also of a bowl of the same pattern as Fig. 2, page 225. The shallow bowl (Type 47) was present) as also the grey metallic-looking ware of the urn found in Pit LXXX.

Cleared out 23 April, 1910.

PIT XCII. Diameter at surface 5 feet; at bottom 2 feet. Depth 8 feet 6 inches. The pit contained very little black matter. Its filling was a yellow sticky clay, in which were great quantities of animal bones, chiefly those of oxen, split up to extract the marrow.

Finds. At 6 feet 6 inches, a figure of a horse in fine white Terra Cotta on a stand (Plate LXXIII. (B)). A circular disc of bronze 97/8 inches in diameter with loops on the back for attachment (Plate XXXIII.). The pit contained no pottery.

Cleared out 26 April, 1910.

PIT XCIII. Diameter at surface 7 feet; at bottom 5 feet. Depth 8 feet 6 inches.

Finds. A circular mortar of stone 1 foot in diameter, 6 inches high, with two handles. A number of stones showing tooling, one of these has evidently formed part of a curved block adapted to some secondary use. A number of fragments of late Terra Sigillata and vessels of coarse ware.

Cleared out 27 April, 1910.