Trench 5

This trench was dug in the garden of 15 Broad Lane

The garden has a slope down to the road. It was decided to excavate the bottom of the slope to see if there was a medieval ditch

Medieval pottery was found in the trench giving a date for the ditch This ditch runs alongside Broad Lane past the houses and turns to run along the side of the fields beyond the village

It used to empty into a pond at the corner of Wistowgate and Broad Lane…………where the flower beds are now.

It was called the Pipera pond and local farmers would wash and water their horses in this pond

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