Tyne and Wear HER(16165): Heworth, Nether Heworth Hall, stone culvert - Details
Heworth, Nether Heworth Hall, stone culvert
Water Supply and Drainage
Stone culvert running north-south noted during a watching brief at Heworth Hall. It was formed by either placing roughly hewn yellow sandstone blocks upright into a square cut through the clay natural to form a channel between 120-160mm wide, or by using smaller blocks, two or three courses high as the sides capped throughout by large slabs 100-130mm thick. In the two places examined a further layer of broken sandstone pieces overlay the cover slabs, while similarly sized sandstone rubble also formed packing within the cut behind the upright slabs where required.
Solstice Heritage, 2013, Heworth Hall, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, Archaeological Watching Brief