Thursday, July 27, 2006

Digging Deeper

It's only hot today at the dig, instead of unbearably hot. I could smell the sun screen in the trenches - well I think it was sun screen. The mediaeval wall that might be St Gudwal's Chapel is several courses deep and has a star-shaped mason's mark - a sort of trade mark - which matches one in Worcester Cathedral.

Pictures below: The wall;
Holding the measuring pole for levelling;

Planning features on a grid;
Gathering more earth in a bucket to empty on a growing spoil heap;
Levelling, ie finding the height above sea level of the features;
The mason's mark;
Where the mason's mark is carved;

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