Excavation at Honeywood
Carshalton & District
History & Archaeology Society
Day 3 - Monday 12th July 2010
Work has continued in the two trenches A and C but today the
significant developments have been in the pond (see the
photo below). We have continued to clear the chalk block
floor which appears to have been laid in two stages as the
southern end is much better made than the north. The
junction between these areas is still largely covered but we
expect to expose this tomorrow.
A small ornamental pond within the pond (C) has been
uncovered to the north of the main grotto B. The little pond
may date from the 1860s. We currently think the main grotto
is later - probably Edwardian – but this awaits
We have also uncovered part of the decorations to the south
main grotto (D) which may also date from the 1860s.
The grotto and the other decoration were clearly additions
to the pond. We are still very uncertain about the date of
the latter. It has clearly been altered several times. The
earliest stages including the chalk blocks may be 18th
century but this view could alter as we uncover more.
Tomorrow we are planning to remove the remaining pond fill
(F) and we should get to see the junction between the two
areas of chalk block floor.
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