Excavations at Verdmont
The main focus of our excavations has been at Verdmont Cottage, thought to be the site of the kitchens and/or slave quarters and/or stables. Today part of the building is a house rented out by the Trust, and part of it is storerooms for the grounds maintenance team.
We have excavated nine test pits to the west of this building, recovering artefacts that have been discarded from the kitchen and/or slave quarters.
The scene on Monday - Trenches 1 and 2 being opened up...
Trench 3 in foreground, Trench 1 being excavated behind
Cher (right) and Tom (left) in action on Trenches 8 and 6 respectively
Emma hard at work digging through rubble in Trench 7
Katie breaking the ground on Trench 9
Paul trowelling under the palm tree in Trench 10