ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION AT HONEYWOOD - AN OVERVIEW
Saturday 10th July to
18th July 2010
rectangular pond looking south east after it had been
cleared in the mid-1990s. The entrance to the culvert under
the lawn background centre
In the summer
of 2010 the
Carshalton and District History and Archaeology Society, the
Friends of Honeywood Museum and Sutton Museum and Heritage Service carried out and excavation in the back garden of Honeywood.
They were aiming for an examination of a pond in the northwest corner of
the back garden of Honeywood and the location of two former plant beds.
The pond has clearly had a complex history and parts appear to go back
to at least the eighteenth century. However, the structure was something
of a mystery as its shape and function were unclear. We hope to learn
There are plans to restore the garden at Honeywood to its
Edwardian form. Many of the plant beds and structures still survive for
this period. However two plant beds on the north side of the garden have
gone and are only known form old and indistinct air photos.
The hope was to more clearly define the position of these beds so that we have
a basis for restoration.
There were three other aims which were given a lower priority:
1. The date of a
house called Wandle Lodge which stood on the land behind Honeywood next
to Pound Street
2. The origin of Margaretís Pool at the corner of West Street and Pound
3. The origin and purpose of a building which stood near the spill way
from Margaretís Pool
If you want to know more
read the research design
The excavation started on Saturday 10 July. It was open to the
public on Saturday and Sunday the 10 and 11 July then Wednesday to
Sunday 14- 18 July.
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