Excavation continued in the two open trenches; In Trench 2, a brick-lined and slate capped drain which probably dates to the late 18th-early 19th century has been uncovered; No artefact material has yet been retrieved from the drain which will be fully investigated tomorrow, however Victorian era ceramics have been discovered in the layers above the drain.
Trench 1 has been planned and photographed and further layers of tumbled brick and stone material are being carefully removed to reveal yet more of the flanker wall. So far it's looking good but we still have to ascertain the location of an entrance-way into the flanker and solve the many interesting mysteries this excavation is revealing. It's early days though and archaeology does require some amount of patience but we are making good progress.
|Grace and our volunteer Li hard at work removing a brick layer from inside the flanker wall|
|Stuart uncovering the slate capped drain in Trench 2|
|First plan of trench 1|