From the number it sounds like it could be a farmer or developer putting in
a set of "field drains" (pottery or plastic pipes to aid draining water from
Anyone out on the ground know ?
----- Original Message -----
From: Tilly Macpherson <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 21 March 2001 19:33
Subject: Are they archaeological?
> Dear All
> I was just driving out of Dorchester (Dorset) heading Bridport way towards
> the Monkey jump round-about,passed the Poundbury housing development when
> notice in the field running along the road side about 25-30 trenches. I
> wondered if any one knew if these are actually anything archaeological?.
> didn't look like a lot had been done yet, I think they have only just been
> dug, they are dotted about all over the field. There just seemed to be
> rather a lot of them!
> I basically wanted to know if anyone knew anything more about what is
> on there, and what they hope to find if anything?. I am presuming they are
> excavating the field before the development spreads on to it.
> Just me being nosey really :)
> Natalie Macpherson
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