Excavation at Honeywood
Carshalton & District
History & Archaeology Society
Day 4 - Tuesday 13th July 2010
most interesting developments have continued to be in the
rectangular pond. We have now more or less removed the
modern silt. We have found a vertical break in the brick
wall along the east side of the pond. To the north of the
break the wall rests on chalk which may be an extension of
the chalk floor in the pond. To the south the wall is all
brick but it looks older then the section above the chalk.
The dating is very uncertain but the chalk blocks on the
pond floor and some of the lower parts of the pond walls may
be 18th century.
We have emptied the fill from the little pool in the
northwest corner of the rectangular pond. When we discovered
this I thought it was Victorian but more detailed
investigation has show that it is likely to date from about
1990 when there was a plan to turn the pond into a bog
There is no chalk block floor where the stream enters the
rectangular pond. There is no obvious reason for this so we
have begun to investigate.
We have slightly enlarged trench A to allow us to examine
the brick wall along the west edge of the trench. At first I
thought the wall was the edge of a plant bed or garden path.
Today we found that it sloped considerably and for a while
we thought it might be the roof of a culvert. However,
further work has shown that it is a leaning wall.
We also continued work in trench C were a short section of
brick wall has been found. The significance of this is at
Work will continue tomorrow. If you want to see what is
going on the site is open to the public for the rest of this
week. (Wednesday Friday 11 5; Saturday and Sunday 10
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and Elizabeth Price 2010
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