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From Aug 2006 - Nov 2013 WeDig provided a live forum for diggers & fans of Vindolanda. It has now been mothballed and will be maintained as a live archive.

Here you will find preserved 7 years of conversation, photos, & knowledge about a site many people love. Vindolanda gets under the skin. (Figuratively and literally as a volunteer excavator!) It's a place you remember, filled with people you remember!

Thanks for 7 great years!

Week One
Just another week2 shot. This is the aforementioned circular feature behind the granary.

Week One
This is a view of the small edge (with a foot added for scale).

The thinking is that it is a stone from an arch. There seems to be a suggestion of a pattern on this 'inside' surface.

Assuming it is a stone from an arch, using a rough measurement of this 'inside' surface, the pictures, a pencil and a protractor, we have come up with an estimate for the inside diameter of the arch and hence width of entrance as 2.3m.

I don't know if this would fit for known entrances
Kate

(no guarantees of accuracy given!)

Week One
The is the stone used as infill and is wedge shaped

Week One
End of the week and here is our flag floor. You can see there is a local collapse. One of the stones that had been used to infill the depression in the flag floor is shown next.

The granary wall should be on the right by that small patch of green, but that whole corner has gone. At the other side of the trench, near those large flagstones is a circular structure that looks a bit like a well.


Week One
Under the rubble we have found a flagged surface that has collapsed into a hole. Maybe a well?

Kate

Week One
Beyond the granaries...

The corner of the granary is on the right and a trench showing where the wall would continue if someone hadn't nicked it.

You can see a road beyond made up of very large flagstones and rubble in the middle of the picture, presumably from a collapsed wall.