Goldingham Hall Excavation Day Three 13th September

Stour Valley Community Archaeology

The third and final day of digging at Goldingham Hall in Bulmer, Essex began with tantalising features and questions and ended with the same. This site just keeps revealing its secrets a little at a time!

Trench D (one of the tidiest trenches of all time!) possibly contains beam slots relating to the structure there. All of the postholes and pits in this trench have been excavated and most have been recorded already. It will be great to get the dateable finds analysed to reveal a more specific date for this complex!


A view of Trench D


Sarah hard at work with a mattock


Cat, Ellie and Louise recording features in Trench D

Major labour was needed in Trench E today as excavating on several larger features needed to be concluded. The dark ditch feature which appeared on the original geophysical survey was completed as were the rather confusing pits…

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