Excavation At Gosford House
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- HER number: MEL486
- HER number: EEL787
- Site Name: Excavation At Gosford House
- Grid Reference: 345325 678586
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- Organisation: Addyman Archaeology, Simpson & Brown Architects
- Description: (1) In October 2012 Addyman Archaeology were commissioned to carry out an archaeological investigation at Gosford House, in order to answer questions occurring from the proposed reinstatement of the carriage ramp at the main East Entrance to the House. The archaeological investigation was centred on four stone drums which had formerly been located at the end of the balustrades of the carriage ramp. A small scale excavation was carried out to establish if these stone drums were still in their original location or had been relocated following the demolition of the carriage ramp. It was also hoped that the excavation would establish if any structural remains of the carriage ramp were still insitu, and at what depth these remains survived. The archaeological investigation was able to demonstrate that the four stone drums are all situated in their original location on substantial stone built foundations extending to an average depth of 0.60m. The foundations of the northern wall of the carriage ramp together with the basal deposits from the ramp itself were located at a depth of 0.80m, in the location where they were expected.
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- (1) Digital archive: Morrison, J. Gosford House Carriage Ramp: Archaeological Investigation.