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Test Trenches

Archaeologists from Historic England spent the day digging test trenches to try and establish the width and depth of the original and subsequent cuttings.  We imagined hitting solid chalk within a few inches but this was not the case.  The results were not as clear as hoped but seemed to show that the original cut was wide (over a metre) but relatively shallow.  A subsequent cut at a later stage was much narrower (less than half the original width) but much deeper.  Archive photo’s support this theory…

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