Test Pit 7, dug in the south-west corner of the Bouskell Park in Blaby in June 2021.
This 1m sq pit was dug down through 0.2m of topsoil and 0.1m of subsoil to a compact layer of pebbles, probably a cobbled yard surface. The topsoil produced small quantities of red brick, modern bottle glass, animal bone, coal, charcoal and post-medieval pottery. The subsoil and the cobbled surface produced a small assemblage of medieval pottery of 12th-14th century date.
LiDAR, geophysical survey and previous archaeological observations all suggest that this corner of the park is an area of medieval activity. Pottery from the surface corroborates this and suggests a date of the 13th century. The absence of late medieval pottery suggests activity had ceased by the 15th century. Model generated using SfM photogrammetry.