Voyages to the House of Diversion
Seventeenth-Century Water Gardens and the Birth of Modern Science
April 2018 - Drying Out
April 2018 started
with yet more rain, I saw plenty of it, I was up in the Lake District
for the first week of the month.
the second week wasn't much better and little work was done, I did
have the pleasure of showing a couple of prospective new volunteers
round the site though. As the main site was so soggy we returned to the
trench opened up on the east end of the south terrace overlooking
the water parterre searching for details of wall construction and
paving. Later in the week we also extended by a metre the trench on the
south east corner of the water parterre itself. We scraped the upper
portions clean again
but struck water at a very high level in the bottom of the moat. I'm
beginning to feel a pump or two may be called for at some point soon.
HANL cleaned by Chris and I (got wet).
HANE cleaned by Matthew and I