Better Wetherby, and the Wetherby Civic Society, have been liaising closely with Taylor Wimpey to ensure that a comprehensive program of archaeological investigation is performed on this site.
We visited the site in mid December to view progress on the "final" phase of excavations, where we viewed a Romano-British enclosure and some of the foundations of Swinnow Hall, a large Georgian mansion which was demolished in the 1890s. The day prior to our visit they had uncovered a previously unknown cellar with a bricked up window; other finds include Roman pottery, a few coins and a quantity of decorated plaster from the Hall. Pictures from this visit can be seen on the Wetherby Civic Society FB page (https://www.facebook.com/WetherbyCivicSociety)
More recent finds have included a Roman quern stone, and can be viewed on the ASWYAS page at https://www.facebook.com/aswyas1.
ASWYAS are planning to hold an open day for the Swinnow Park site on Saturday the 15th of January. By this time they are hoping to have all the remains of the hall cleaned up ready to be viewed, and also should have other artifacts on display from the site.
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