Tuesday, 30 April 2013

The Walls Are Closing In


The walls are now seeing the light of day once more, and quite substantial they are. This is a pre-ex plan (1:20) of the N-S running wall, made of flint, tile and brick on a chalk foundation, or so it seems at the moment. No evidence of mortar.
This is the less substantial wall running E-W with a brick dump at the E end, which looks as if it has fallen rather than been chucked randomly. The long tube here is a pipe, not a rocket! Once, finally, the topsoil has been removed from all the site we may be able to make more sense of this, so as to see if these walls are connected and then if they are connected to the main structure to the west.

Meanwhile the diggers are sporting a series of millinery creations to rival Gertrude Shilling (look her up, those under 40) :
Here we have Angela wearing the 'court jester'; very in this year  

Chris & Ben are sporting the 'OAP' with Chris topping off the look with the completely unnecessary hi-vi accessory
Ben shows how not to do measurements i.e. without a tape measure
This picture shows both walls. The work for this week will be clearing the rest of the topsoil to the west and beyond the main structure and then planning the dumps of rubble. Hopefully this will make the walls clearer and may uncover floor layers.

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