Outer Garden Wall

Two areas to the south west of the walled garden were investigated. The corner of the outer wall was found and so was a small bothy or shed built into the wall. Both areas produced finds – as well as the expected debris of old mole traps, flower pots and bottles, there were pieces of medieval pottery including some Minety ware from north west Wiltshire.
 
The structure of the outer wall was of brick and stone, and included recycled building materials, probably from the demolished service wing of the old house.
Outer garden wall before excavationOuter garden wall before excavationStone wall during excavation by volunteers from the public.Stone wall during excavation by volunteers from the public.The same section of the wall after excavation. This corner housed a bothy or garden shed.The same section of the wall after excavation. This corner housed a bothy or garden shed.
The same section of the wall after excavation. This corner housed a bothy or garden shed.The same section of the wall after excavation. This corner housed a bothy or garden shed.Phil Harding, one of the staff at Wessex Archaeology, with volunteers from the public.Phil Harding, one of the staff at Wessex Archaeology, with volunteers from the public.