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TIMBER ENCLOSURE

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An enclosure where the boundary is defined by a line of spaced post holes shown by excavation to indicate the former presence of upright timbers.

Related Terms

Term Note
PALISADED ENCLOSURE An enclosure defined by one or more rows of closely-spaced vertical timbers embedded in a narrow foundation trench.
PIT ENCLOSURE An enclosure where the boundary is defined by a line of pits. Usually revealed as cropmarks on aerial photographs. Where excavation has shown the pits contained upright timber posts use TIMBER ENCLOSURE.

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