26 Jun 2012

Cedars Park Update

Orangery floor under excavation. Theobalds Palace wall to left; drain centre; orangery beds to right.

Museum of London Archaeology monitoring associated with the Heritage Lottery funded works at Cedars park has moved on to the derelict Victorian orangery. Here, floor levels are being reduced to accommodate a new floor slab for this area which is to become the new cafe for the park.

Already, the digger has unearthed significant archaeology and Enfield Archaeological Society have been privileged to be assisting in excavating, defining and cleaning what has come to light within this part of the scheduled monument.

orangery and palace walls
Palace wall emerges inside the Orangery

So far, this includes the south wall of Theobalds Palace, a slate-lined sump to a Victorian fountain feature, a possible Georgian porch and, of course, a brick built drain.

EAS members will be helping to clean and record what has already been found and the digger still has to expose another 30% of the area.


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