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General Discussion Boards => Genealogy and Local History => Topic started by: Alfred the Great on February 02, 2002, 11:08:44 pm

Title: Debris in Field
Post by: Alfred the Great on February 02, 2002, 11:08:44 pm
 ???The family and I were walking along the footpath from Folly Arch down to Little Rye plantation, and in the field next to the 20 acre field (see other discussion thread) we found a large number of brick pieces and pottery sherds, well scattered over the area. The brick pieces are all very bright orange and look like soft reds which have been crushed up, and the majority of the pottery sherds are of hand painted blue on white background.

Anyone know why these should be here in such profusion? Is this the site of a long lost house - not Gubbins, surely? And I don't think it can be anything to do with field drainage as the "moles" run across the field and the tile drains are made of tiles, not bricks. And the field is so sloping that drainage cannot be a problem. Might it have been the site of an early rubbish tip for Brookmans Park?

(There are also some very interesting looking stones in the field, not flints, but look pale and as if made of sandstone - aliens?)
Title: Re: Building Debris in Field
Post by: NMLHS on February 08, 2002, 12:02:06 am
:)I'll see if I can find any information in the North Mymms Local History Society archives.  We are a bit behind with the marvels of the internet but I will ask around.
Title: Re: Building Debris in Field
Post by: NMLHS on March 15, 2002, 10:26:50 pm
I have spoken with the North Mymms Local History Society and they are unable to help.  They suggested that maybe the Gobions Woodland Trust might be able to help.  They are on www.brookmans.com (http://www.brookmans.com)
or Click here (http://www.hertsdirect.org/infoadvice/comvol/enviro2y/envnaturereserve/575322?view=Heritage)
Title: Re: Building Debris in Field
Post by: NMLHS on March 17, 2002, 12:16:58 am
Another contact might be John Fisher (jfisher@rvc.ac.uk) at the Royal Veterinary College.  I understand that the field may belong to the Vet College.