Archaeological Institute Days 3 and 4

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Work has continued in the search for the possible connecting wall between the Drayton Hall main house and it’s north flanker building.  On day 3 of the institute, evidence of the connecting wall was found in unit DH961. A series of 6 bricks were found laid end to end with mortar between.

Day 4 of the Institute began with a thorough trowel cleaning of the site to identify features in the soil.  Work continued through out the day in unit DH961 to expose the connecting wall.  As the excavation move forward a stepped footer was identified beneath the course of 6 bricks identified on Day 3.  This stepped footer could support the weight of a colonnade, the continued excavation of the site on Day 5 may unearth many answers and possibly make us ask new questions.