Archaeology and the Ponds Project

While top soil is being stripped and excavations take place, there is an archaeologist on site from MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology). They are keeping a watching brief on the works and will report back on any archaeological finds.

Archaeologist Tumulus field June 2015 (4)
So far at the site next to Model Boating Pond, some Victorian pennies have been discovered, along with pieces of 18th to 19th Century pottery and a possible Mesolithic/Neolithic worked flint. The assemblage of 18th to 19th century may be dumped material associated with Kenwood House or possibly related to the work gangs involved in the construction of the ponds.

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A worked flint – possibly Mesolithic/Neolithic

A possible hearth constructed from broken tile fragments was also uncovered. This hearth may also be related to the work gangs camping out on the Heath.

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Hearth constructed from broken tile fragments

Following completion of the investigations all the finds will be examined in detail by the MOLA finds specialists.

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