Leiston – Season 1 – Day 10


BLOGPICDAY10Leiston from the air!

We have Adam Stanford here with us for a few days taking some great aerial photography of the Abbey site!

See all the pictures from Day Ten of Saints & Secrets on our Flickr page here 

Read our blog post below and watch the video….



Exciting things are happening at Leiston Abbey! Adam Stanford from Aerial Cam has come to stay with us for a few days and take aerial photographs of the site. As well as getting some amazing views of the Abbey, Adam’s kite camera has managed to pick up a crop mark in a field East of the Abbey that we didn’t know was there! We are really lucky to have had all our hot and dry weather – which has scorched the growing crops and made the mark clear as day. And this crop is really important for us, because it gives an indication as to where the rest of the Abbey’s missing buildings are. This could possibly be the Eastern range of the Abbey – potentially the infirmary. Nothing has been known about this field before – so we are really excited to be able to add this key bit of information to the Abbey site history.

In other areas of the site, our new Week Two Venturers are learning how to plan and record levels before they are set loose on their own trench in Area One. All our other Venturers are carrying on the great work they have been doing in our other trenches. The Car Park Trench crew have been taking out layers of the floor surface as well as finding and excavating a new cut feature – which might be a drain, or possibly something later in period. The moat trench keeps getting deeper and deeper and we have come across an area of wet organic material at the bottom.

So we are constantly finding out new information about Leiston Abbey – it is the site that just keeps giving!


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