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September, 2009.


First Archaeological Dig
September , 2009.



This is the remains of brickwork from the basin leading to the aqueduct (originally supporting the Aqueduct
This is the edge of the Towpath and the brickwork on that side leading to the aqueduct
This is the edge of the Towpath and the remains of the brickwork on that side leading to the aqueduct before the vegetation was further removed
This is remains of brickwork leading out of the basin onto (and supporting) one end of the aqueduct
If one was in the River Penk this is the view you would see of the remaining brickwork leading from the basin and supporting the Aqueduct.
Looking towards the Basin one can see the remains of the brickwork recently exposed that supported the Aqueduct
Looking towards the Basin one can see the remains of the brickwork recently exposed that supported the Aqueduct on the Towpath side
Looking towards the Basin one can see the remains of the brickwork recently exposed that supported the Aqueduct The brickwork ends in the distance, suggesting that the basin was perhaps grassy sided that side? (we shall see later)
Looking towards the Basin one can see the remains of the brickwork recently exposed that supported the Aqueduct on the Towpath side and further on in the distance stone edging is revealed, suggesting the towpath side was stone edged up to the Brickwork leading to the aqueduct!
Site of the Lock, perhaps? Just across the River Penk where there is no brown growth in the field there is a grassy patch, lock size and it is in the right area.

Norman Cooper