16 May 2012

Make a Difference Day, Cedars Park

Limited excavation 7.3m north of the remains of a Georgian structure partly excavated in 2009 failed to identify the remaining plan of that building, but suggested that it may have fronted a road (possibly a remnant of the approach road to Theobalds Palace) and had been partly demolished with a two phase walled yard replacing the demolished section in the 19th century.

test pit/trench a

Wall, post hole and surfaces emerge from the extended test pit

trench b

Trench B parallel with the park wall reveals the brick floor of the Georgian structure seen in 2009

stone block

The morticed stone block is thought to be recycled from Theobalds Palace

brick surface

Re-used palace vintage paviours and bricks from the surfaces of a former yard

trench a

Trench A completed

carved stone

Linenfold carving found on the reverse of the stone block

More details about this dig and other EAS excavation and research projects will be published in forthcoming issues of the society newsletter.


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