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Another cheesepress...

And lots of bricks all uncovered on the Big Dig.  The site continues to confuse with there being so many phases of building.  What appears to be a second, cruder cheesepress was unearthed to the East of the original cheesepress.  Unfortunately this was closer to the main tree and so was embedded in roots.  The advantage to this position being that underneath the press was, at least, two layers of leveling bricks.  We are hoping for dating evidence once these are removed.

Original - probably Victorian.

 

Earlier, cruder version.

The northern wall, when initially ucovered looked a fragile mess.  The Big Dig revealed several layers of bricks, four or five bricks wide.  A not unsubstantial structure.  The reason for this remains to be determined.