Syon Park Excavation – And he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house down…April 18, 2012 About my museum job, Archaeology, Blogs, Syon Park Excavation
Following on from Monday’s Syon Park blog post, Kath Creed gives an update on the dig so far.
The first trial trench worried us.
Those of you familiar with archaeology will notice that not very much is going on in that trench. Can you see the line of red in the side? That’s the ‘foundation’ for part of Sir Richard’s house. I’d be slightly concerned if my lovely manor house was just sitting on the surface as that spread implies!
However two more trenches revealed slightly better remains. Trial trench 2 showed a lovely brick debris spread along one of the wall lines…
…and trial trench 3 shows (possibly) the lines of the back walls of the house.