The archaeological test-pits at Oxburgh Hall are now complete and backfilled. Thanks to all the National Trust volunteers who took part and a special thank you to the Caistor Roman Project members who shared their time and experience on the project (plus some great cake).
Several later prehistoric flints were collected from the deeper peaty silts below the garden, adding yet another chapter of human activity here. The surprises kept coming until the last, with evidence for a building in the form of a clay filled trench for a possible sill-beam pad, along with a couple of postholes. Could this pre-date the current Tudor hall?
The finds will be cleaned and analysed over the coming months which should shed more light on the history (and prehistory!) of this area of the garden. (finds shown: prehistoric flint, fine pin, iron buckle).
See the Norvic facebook site for photos.