Archaeological Discoveries

After completing archaeological digs required by Historic England and Northumberland County Council’s archaeologist we have been granted approval for proposed extension and alteration works at a site on Hadrian’s Wall. This will provide tourist sleeping accommodation of differing sizes and types plus conversion of a double height barn for social and educational activities. The small subservient extensions which are proposed will introduce a contemporary interpretation of the historic setting without compromising what exists already.

Excavations in the area of a bunk house, proposed in a converted outbuilding, has shown that Hadrian’s Wall sits just below the surface. Engineering designs have been completed to allow the new floor to be constructed without disturbance to the Wall. Similarly, in the area of a proposed extension of a former 19th century pig sty which will become a one bedroom holiday let, a trench revealed just under ground cover an orange-brown clay surface which is thought to be a counter-scarp raised above natural drift geology.


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