Friday, July 30, 2010

Excavations reveal what is believed to have been royal landing point for Wallingford Castle

Archaeologists at Wallingford believe they have discovered the wharf where royal visitors disembarked from the River Thames to visit the town’s medieval castle.

Experts from Leicester and Exeter universities are in the town for the third year running, hoping to uncover more of Wallingford’s hidden secrets.

They are carrying out extensive excavations at Queen’s Arbour, on the edge of the castle site and next to the River Thames, after geophysical surveys two years ago indicated something hidden underground.

Now the archaeologists, joined by a dozen volunteers from the town’s museum, have discovered what they believe to be an ancient quay, once used to bring goods and visitors to the castle.

Click here to read the article from the Oxford Times