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Blenheim Palace archaeologists discover 14th century watermill in grounds


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Archaeologists have made an exciting discovery in the Queen Pool at Blenheim Palace prior to dredging work.

They believe they have uncovered the remains of a 14th century watermill complex.

The stone structures were discovered as part of preliminary work ahead of a major dredging project.

Wessex Archaeology has been surveying and excavating the site to ensure no historical remains are affected by the works.

It is believed the watermill is associated with Woodstock Palace, a royal hunting lodge that played host to 16 British monarchs over its 700-year history.

Everyone from Ethelred the Unready to Henry VIII spent time there.

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/20168404.archaeologists-unearth-exciting-discovery-blenheim-pool-ahead-massive-dredging-project/

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I've been to Blenheim Palace!

(as millions of others have. :w00t:)

Winnie The Church was born there.

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15 hours ago, acute said:

I've been to Blenheim Palace!

(as millions of others have. :w00t:)

Winnie The Church was born there.

So have I :tu:  before leaving the area I had a look at his grave, up the road in Bladen. Its surprisingly modest.   

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5 hours ago, L.A.T.1961 said:

before leaving the area I had a look at his grave, up the road in Bladen. Its surprisingly modest.   

I didn't know he was buried nearby, so thanks for that info. Very interesting. :tu:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Martin's_Church,_Bladon

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