Railway Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed - 2012
Archaeological Watching Brief
An archaeological watching brief was carried out by TWM Archaeology on behalf of Northumbrian Water Limited during the insertion of a new domestic sewer system at
The initial stage of works took place between December 2010 and January 2011 and comprised the excavation of seven trial pits to determine the location of services in the area. The excavations for the insertion of the sewer system and its accompanying manhole were then undertaken in January 2012.
The watching brief showed that in parts of the site, most notably
Several archaeological features were observed cutting the natural clay subsoil including three sections of standing walls, two areas of cobbled surfaces, a stone culvert and a possible mortar floor. Historic mapping shows that these features all pre-date 1857 and are probably of early post-medieval to medieval date.