Voyages to the House of Diversion
Seventeenth-Century Water Gardens and the Birth of Modern Science
January to April 2017 - Picking up the Pieces
The new year saw a tentative return to Hanwell after a summer spent mainly amongst the burials in Cropredy Churchyard.
Not surprisingly the winter had not been particularly kind to the
exposed trenches to say nothing of all the trees that had been brought
down. We decided to focus mainly on the water parterre revealed both by
survey and emphasised by the LIDAR coverage and after a lot of
shuffling about found an area which took inn a part of the central
round mound and ditch and opened up an initial area 6m by 5m.