Friday, 24 September 2021

Day 4

The final digging day at Muncaster Castle, how time has flown! In Trench 1, several cobble surfaces and possible structural features suggest that there had been considerable activity for much of the medieval period. Finds include some unusual pottery and the key for a barrel padlock.

 Anita and the key to the barrel lock

Close up of the barrel lock key

In Trench 2, investigation of the oven concluded. The stone layer in Trench 3 proved to fill a cut, probably a field drain. It seems likely that the oven and drain represent management of the estate during the last two hundred years or so.


                                                                Brian investigates Trench 3

A summary of the excavtions will follow shortly

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