HEADSTONE MANOR, PINNER, LB HARROW: REPORT ON THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE WEST CHIMNEY STACK
Author(s): Richard Bond
The present report follows on from the recent revised report on the selective archaeological recording project at Headstone Manor, carried out by David and Barbara Martin (Archaeology South-East).' That report, the result of a much larger project looking at the development of the whole site - but (initially at least) focussing mainly on the medieval parts - was in turn partly based upon earlier research carried out at Headstone Manor by Richard Harris and others. In addition to the above-ground recording of the fabric, there has in recent years been undertaken a series of below-ground archaeological excavations, both within the house itself and outside the building on the site of the missing southern end of the medieval house. The present fabric analysis of the above-ground fabric of the west chimney stack was carried out in conjunction with a programme of small-scale excavations around the base of the chimney stack undertaken by David Fellows of the Centre for Archaeology, English Heritage. The results of these latest archaeological investigations are discussed in a separate paper in English Heritage's CfA report series. A recent study of the history of Headstone Manor by a local historian, Patricia Clarke, provided a useful chronological framework for tying historical events, such as changes of ownership, to alterations in the fabric. The analysis also benefited greatly from the recent tree-ring dating project at Headstone Manor carried out by Robert Howard of Nottingham University.
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- Building Recording Architectural Investigation