Friday, August 04, 2006

Jackfield Revisited

Work at Jackfield is now in its final stages and the archaeological aspects of the project are now more or less complete. However during the final stage of works at the eastern end of the site the contractors have uncovered a series of early yard surfaces which we have been busy recording. These are located between the Clay Arcs and the Mill Building.

Granite setts, brick paving and even some wall foundations are being uncovered.

Some of the features are nicely detailed, such as this semi-circular drain sump which is edged with rounded brick.

We hope to be able to preserve some of these for future visitors to see. Other bits may survive beneath the modern paving, where they will be protected by a layer of sand before the new surface is laid.


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