Excavation at Honeywood
Carshalton & District
History & Archaeology Society
Day 1 - Saturday 10th July 2010
We started the excavation today. The first thing we had to
do was put up the site fences and get the site sorted out.
The work the focused on a rectangular pond in the northwest
corner of the garden.
Trench A was laid out to the south of it. The first 5 cm or
so of soil have been excavated and we uncovered a line of
stone block which probably edged a Victorian path. We have
also exposed the top of a brick wall, foundation or some
such along the west side of the trench. We should find out
more about this tomorrow.
We have also started trench C across the north side of the
pond. A foundation has turned up at the north end next to
the pond. This may well be the remains of a building shown
on Victorian maps which was probably a summer house. It
canít be earlier than the second half of the 19th
century as concrete rendering was used in the construction.
Again we should find more about this tomorrow.
We have made a start of the clearance of the rectangular
pond and on cleaning the little grotto and decorative
structures along its west side. The decoration seems to be
in two phases using different mortars.
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Work in progress in the
Trench A with the path edging
on the right and the brick wall of foundation emerging on
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