The Friends of Honeywood Museum
Registered Charity No. 1067131

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

The excavation will start on 12 August in Beddington Park in the corner between Croydon Road and Church Road from about 11. Visitors welcome

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.

We have found part of a tin glazed tile glazed tile probably dating from the 16th or early 17th century (see image left). The design on it is unusual although similar tiles have been found in the former garden of Carew Manor.

Work will continue tomorrow if the weather permits.


** The revelations start ** A well-earned break ** Sue oversees the project! ** The finds begin to mount
** John digs deep ** Wow! What's that? * Sorting and recording * Roger examines a find
* A close-up of the top of the wall * Removing the spoil * The walls becoming more defined ** Another view of the tile portion

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John Phillips * Jane Howard ** Elizabeth Price

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