Discovery of 18th century archaeological ruins in Hampstead
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English Heritage descended on Hampstead to examine an archaeological find in Pond Street on Friday.
Heathman had visions of a priceless bounty of Roman silver – but alas the reality was far less exciting.
The workmen had simply stumbled upon a section of old wall on the site near to The Armoury gym and the Royal Free Hospital.
The archaeologist did not deem the find important enough to halt the development.
A spokesman for English Heritage said: “The wall could have been the original back wall of 23 Pond Street, a listed historic house built about 1760, or part of an earlier building on the site.
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“The development will not involve significant digging so this feature will be preserved beneath the back yard.”
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