The Hospital Dig concludes

 Is this a medieval garden edging? suggestions please!

Is this a medieval garden edging? suggestions please!

The 2013 Castleton dig is now finished for another season. Thanks to everyone who volunteered or who showed interest in visiting the hospital site. We found many walls and a “corridor”, some medieval pottery, a very strange edging (see photo) and towards the end of the dig we found indications of a possible burial which could support the location of the hospital and its chapel; the medieval “poor sick” who were cared for at the hospital are likely to have been buried nearby. However this is all still conjecture and for further information we will have to wait until it’s possible to dig again (assuming we gain further permissions).

Angela Darlington

 Val, Lesley and Roy getting involved

Val, Lesley and Roy getting involved

Good photographic records are essential on an archaeological site

Good photographic records are essential on an archaeological site

Gary casts an expert eye on the many old walls

Gary casts an expert eye on the many old walls

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