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PORTIONER'S HOUSE EXCAVATION - BEDDINGTON PARK 2012
Organised by the Carshalton and District History and Archaeology Society
Sunday 12th August 2012 until completion


Click on the link below for the proposed Design for the excavation - 872k:

 The Portionerís House in Beddington Park: Design for an excavation by Carshalton and District History and Archaeology Society, 2012

Location of the dig is shown HERE


Birds-eye pictures of the site of the excavation
Copyright
© Richard Fitch 2012

Report 1 for 13 August 2012

The excavation is on the site of the Portionerís house in the southeast part of Beddington Park between the New Churchyard, Church Road and Croydon Road. More.....

Image © * JH

 

 

Report 2 for 14 August 2012

There has been steady progress today. We have nearly cleared the top soil and appear to have several layers of demolition in front of us. The top of several foundations are gradually emerging one of which is probably the north wall of the house. More.....

Image © ** EP

 

 

Report 3 for 15 August 2012

Due to the weather there was no further advances made today.

The next Report will be filed for events on Thursday 16 August
More.....


Image © * JH

 

 

Report 4 for 16 August 2012

Another day of steady progress. We have uncovered more foundations but they still donít seem to make a lot of sense. We will be looking at some of them in detail over the next few days and hopefully things will become clearer
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Image © * JH

 

 

Report 5 for 17 August 2012

Another day of steady progress uncovering the foundations. We have found a large area of mortar which was clearly the foundation for a tile floor
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Image © * JH

 

 

Report 6 for 18 August 2012

The site is gradually becoming more understandable as the excavation progresses. The south east corner of the trench seems to cover part of a cellar which we are gradually emptying. The walls are
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Image © * JH

 

 

 


Report 7 for 19 August 2012

Progress seems to have been rather slow today. We actually did a lot of work but there was not much in the way of new discoveries
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Report 8 for 20 August 2012

We have excavated a lot more material from the cellars and in one are we have reached the bottom of the walls
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Image © * JH

 

 

 

Report 9 for 21 August 2012

We have carried out a small amount of excavation to help resolve some queries
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Report 10 for 22 August 2012

We finished the recording today so the excavation is complete apart from backfilling More.....

 

Unless otherwise stated, the text of the Reports on this page is
Copyright © Carshalton and District History and Archaeology Society
Images are Copyright © Friends of Honeywood Museum and
John Phillips * Jane Howard ** Elizabeth Price

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