Syon Park Excavation – And he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house down…

By other museum staff on 18 Apr 2012

Following on from Monday’s Syon Park blog post, Kath Creed gives an update on the dig so far. The first trial trench worried us. Those of you familiar with archaeology will notice that not very much is going on in that trench. Can you see the line of red in the side? That’s the ‘foundation’ for part of Sir Richard’s house. I’d be slightly concerned if my lovely manor house was just sitting on the surface as that spread implies! However two more trenches revealed slightly better remains. Trial trench 2 showed a lovely brick debris spread along one of […]

Syon Park Excavation – At the first sign of trouble

By other museum staff on 16 Apr 2012

Bookings are now open for our 2012 summer training excavation at Syon Park, Hounslow. More information and booking details can be found on our website: www.museumoflondon.org.uk/syon. Kath Creed, one of our key event organisers, explains how progress has been going so far. Back in March we hired a mechanical digger to open three trial trenches in the area of hoped for remains of Sir Richard Wynn’s house in Syon Park. Our first issue quickly arose when we realised that the remains weren’t quite where we thought they might be!  We were hoping they would be here: A lovely open grassed […]