C18 or C19 wooden culvert, Baddesley Clinton Manor

Description of this historic site

A wooden drain dating to the Post Medieval period, was found near Baddesley Clinton Manor.

Notes about this historic site

1 Work was carried out during the construction of a new entrance drive at the manor house for the Severn Regional Office of the National Trust. This led to the discovery of a wooden culvert, cut out of the whole trunk of a very large tree. A U-shaped hollow was made in the trunk and its sides had been roughly squared off. It is thought that this feature may date to the 18th century or 19th century.
2 Chris Currie’s orginal report includes more details on this culvert, which was recorded during the watching brief. This includes a brief discussion of the nature of this feature. Unfortunately, no illustrations of the structure were located.

More from Earthworks