Archaeology 5: A look into the drains

13 July 2020

Here is the trench running along the north facade of the Hall of Clestrain. It shows the slabs, which cover the drain that replaced the moat. The drain is filled with pea gravel and rubbish. This was probably scraped from the courtyard. This will have given more working space between the pavilions.

You can see the cover stones of the drain heading north from the westerly section of the Clestrain Moat. We do not yet know where this leads. We will find out!

Here’s a sneaky peek under a cover stone. It shows the north wall of the deep drain. It only excites us to see what it will be like when it reaches the flight of steps over the previous moat.

The flag-covered steps where the drain will go.