The Unofficial Website for Tony Robinson
|Time Team: Series 18, 2011 - Click on the links below for the different programmes.|
|Reservoir Rituals - Tottiford
Saxon Death, Saxon Gold - West Langton
Romans on the Range - High Ham
Hitlers Island Fortress - Les Gellettes, Jersey
The Furnace in the Forest - Derwentcote
Under the Gravestones - Castor
The House of the White Queen - Groby Hall
|Cannons v. Castles - Mont Orgueil, Jersey
The Mystery of the Manor Moat - Llancaiach Fawr
Search for the Domesday Mill - Buck Mill
Rooting for the Romans - Bedford Purlieus Wood
Castle of the Saxon Kings - Bamburgh
Looking Underground - Geophysics Compilation
Hunters to Hearths - 'The way we lived' Compilation
|Search for the Domesday Mill - Buck Mill
When Stephen and Stephanie Fry bought a few acres of prime Somerset pasture to graze their horses, they inadvertently also bought the remains of Buck Mill, an 18th-century water mill.
But as Stephanie began to look into its history, she realised that there may have been a flour mill on the site since Domesday. So she called in Tony and the Team to help her unravel the mystery of their mill.
For Professor Mick Aston, the prospect was too good to turn down. As the diggers get to work uncovering the whole of the 18th-century mill, Mick and Stewart take off into the landscape to look for clues from earlier centuries.
He finds more than he bargained for: the whole area was awash with the tell-tale mill streams needed to power grindstones.
The dig throws up constant reminders of the importance of wheat and bread to the medieval population, and of how rich millers could become.
The only spanner in the works for this industrial dig is the surprise discovery of something Anglo Saxon......
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