Somehow, we managed to avoid the worst of the showers that swirled round the rest of East Lancashire and managed a day’s excavation on Saturday 25th April. However, it was quite cold.
We excavated a trial pit sited adjacent the demolished remains of the Craggs farmstead. We finished at a depth of about 2 ft & a date c1800 AD. Finds have yet to be properly identified but include sherds of blackware, sherds of the base of a Georgian bottle, a small cog & shaft, probably from a clock, & an old button. There were 6 clearly defined contexts, most containing hearth material (burnt coal, ash, heat effected stone, & some fragments of charcol) & pot sherds. We also recorded the most interesting stone and timber remains from the demolished farm buildings.