Eight members turned up today for another session to assist the Cathedral team in excavating the long courtyard drainage trench (as seen below). Although the infill is a combination of soil and CBM that's been mixed up over the years so that the contents are no longer in their original context (if ever they were), a variety of finds from the different eras have come to light, including bones, tiles, slag and pottery.

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A northerly view of the trench.

According to Chris Guy, the archaeological site director, a known building once stood here and the particular area being worked above is the kitchen area, with the dining area located to the left of the photo. So perhaps it's not surprising that a number of animal bones have been found!

 

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Two of the many items after cleaning.

 

southSince several stones at this end of the Trench were found arranged together with the remains of mortar between themthe possibility of  wall crossing the trench is now being investigated. 

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Investigating the possibility a of wall.

 

 

 

 

 

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