Silkstone Waggonway 1

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This morning I started work on a school archaeological project to examine a short stretch of passby on the Silkstone waggonway. With the assistance of Year 5 from Silkstone Primary School we put down a couple of sondages and measured in the trenches. This will be later matched to data from the survey done of the waggonway by ArchHeritage some time ago.

The idea of looking at the passby was to see if the sleeper stones could be located and, if they could, to see if they were still in their original place. Almost immediately we found one, but it’s not in its original place. It’s been turned through 90 degrees so that it faces in the wrong direction. However, as we’ve gone lower, a couple more have appeared. We’ll just have to see what tomorrow might bring…

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