September 2023

Following on with our consent for works in the western gun position we have now removed the modern steps that gave access to the area when it was a horse riding school. We then set to work on removing the 6 inch thick concrete cap covering in where the Moncrieff gun was sited. Once the concrete was removed it was quickly established that the rest of the pit was infilled with clay. As this was removed, by digger initially and then by hand, what was left of the traversing ring was revealed. The ring is mostly intact but due to the width of the pit opening being narrower than below the rest will have to be carefully removed by hand. After this a report will made on the findings to Heritage England and permission sought to preserve what is left

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