Dig at the dock – more from week 4

1 February 2007 by Karen

brown earth has been removed to expose dock walls and the top of two wooden dock gates

The internal dock gates at Manchester Dock are exposed

In yesterday’s dig post we showed you the outline of Manchester Dock with its two sets of docks gates. Well yesterday archaeologists set to work uncovering those original gates which are still in situ. Most of the timbers survive, some of which are up to 0.3metres thick and hardwood, probably Greenheart (a very hardwood often used in dock construction).

More images from yesterday, including the depth marker from the dock, can be found on our Flickr page.

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