Mystery remains over findings at Garrison Meadow, Dinedor

Mystery remains over findings at Herefordshire village

Mystery remains over findings at Herefordshire village

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THE first group to explore a section of a Herefordshire village says it is pleased with the findings.

Several members of Dinedor Heritage Group received permission from English Heritage to perform an archaeological dig at Garrison Meadow at the end of last month.

Completing the dig with the help of Christopher Atkinson, community archaeologist for Herefordshire Council, the team uncovered an old trackway dating back to the 1800s, as well as the remains of an even older medieval trackway.

Also uncovered was medieval pottery and the foundations of a building.

However, group spokesman Chris Over said it is what they didn’t find that was most telling.

He said: “The area is called Garrison Meadow, so we expected to find old artillery shells or the remains of a Civil War encampment, but we didn’t.

“This means our next task is to find out why it is called Garrison Meadow.”

The team were the first to dig at the site that was untouched by farming machinery.

Chris added: “Although we didn’t find too much, the dig answered a lot of questions about the site and it was very exciting to be able to dig on the previously undisturbed land.”

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10:44am Thu 3 Oct 13

mizza21 says...

Errrm..... Bobby?
are they stealing your thunder ?
Errrm..... Bobby? are they stealing your thunder ? mizza21
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2:04pm Thu 3 Oct 13

dippyhippy says...

"We are trying to find out why its called Garrisons Meadow,"
It was probably originally called Garys' Sons' Meadow, after they aquired it to build housing, which they fully expected to get planning permission for!
It never materialised, as they didn't want to foot the bill for building a new road as well.
The site remained empty for many years, and as time passed by, the words Garys Sons and Garrisons kind of merged!
Mystery solved Kids!!
"We are trying to find out why its called Garrisons Meadow," It was probably originally called Garys' Sons' Meadow, after they aquired it to build housing, which they fully expected to get planning permission for! It never materialised, as they didn't want to foot the bill for building a new road as well. The site remained empty for many years, and as time passed by, the words Garys Sons and Garrisons kind of merged! Mystery solved Kids!! dippyhippy
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