A Summer of Excavations at Headstone Manor

By adam corsini on 14 Jul 2014

Over the last few weeks the Museum of London has been undertaking a season of work at Headstone Manor in London’s Harrow.

Katie, one of the staff at the Harrow Museum, looks on anxiously as a mobile crane moves our temporary office into position outside the Great Barn – one of the most important medieval timber buildings to survive in London.

Katie, one of the staff at the Harrow Museum, looks on anxiously as a mobile crane moves our temporary office into position outside the Great Barn – one of the most important medieval timber buildings to survive in London.

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Bone Books

By mike henderson on 19 Sep 2012

Hot off the Press….this month sees the publication of two brand new MOLA monographs invovling the work of the osteology team. Excavations at New Bunhill Fields, Southwark in 2008 uncovered evidence of a heavily used private burial ground. Documentary sources suggest that from c 1821–53 up to 33,000 burials may have taken place in the commercial Nonconformist burial ground. Excavation of 827 wooden coffin burials allowed comparisons of the use of the burial ground, coffin furniture and burial finds with other contemporary cemeteries. Of particular interest were the good level of preservation of floral remains in a child’s coffin, ceramic […]