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Tuesday, June 12

Grosvenor Park: The Latest Thoughts from Trench I ...

Trench I has been sited to see if we can find the remains of Cholmondley's mansion, an 18th century town house which we think was originally associated with the church of St John.

So far we have concentrated our work in the northern part of the trench. Here we have uncovered several stone blocks and foundations which we think belonged to the mansion. There is also a deep pit in this area. It contained a lot of interesting finds, probably thrown away in the mid-18th century when the mansion suffered a fire and had to be rebuilt. Beneath it there may be a Medieval cellar.

In this trench we also found the jetton and the Cologne stoneware mug ...

see earlier postings for details.

posted by Cheryl Quinn at 17:03



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