A year in the garden

March 2018

Repairs to wall – work carried out by English Heritage

Work begins …

Archaeologist investigates the base of the wall

A Roman wall was found running across where Craig is pointing with his trowel. It has been left in situ with building commencing above.

Monday 19 March and too cold at zero degrees to use lime mortar – Craig and mates are sorting stone

Rebuilding the wall can't begin until at least 5 degrees …

The ice has melted and the weather is now suitable for rebuilding the wall

Doreen Holyoak (Caretaker) and stone masons with materials

Job done – the finished wall