The feature is described on the HER as a ‘medieval corn parching kiln’ 3.7m by 2.7m with visible foundation stones and in fragmentary condition.
The parish council and the YDNPA agreed that it should be investigated again to see if its structural integrity is still intact, and to see if its original purpose can be ascertained.
The site before excavation begins
Under the direction of Dr David Johnson, three members of UWHG turned up this morning to deturf and get this excavation under way. We were briefly joined by Dr Roger Martlew who set up the GPS fixed reference points for the site using the total station.
After a hard morning's work we had cleared away the top soil and revealed the stone work of the kiln.
Getting very muddy underfoot! wellies are essential.
We are very grateful to local residents for car parking and toilet facilities. Very welcome indeed!
Jane Lunnon, UWHG