Dig at fort throws up mysteries
Wednesday 27th March 2013, 4:00PM GMT.
A MYSTERIOUS small wall, some deeply-buried breeze blocks and a curious pipe have been uncovered by archaeologists at Fort Richmond over the last week.
A dig on the western side of the headland aims to discover how much of a Napoleonic gun battery is still intact, as States Property Services prepares the site for sale.
States archaeologist Dr Phil de Jersey said his staff have been investigating a filled-in moat next to the battery and the trench was more than two metres deep.
A one-metre-high granite wall has been uncovered next to the moat, which was either Napoleonic or mid-Victorian.