[MR] BBC: High-status Dwelling Found Under Welsh Toilets
Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 12:10:31 PST 2019
This is one for the Odd Box. A 1930s public toilet building, standing on
the site of a former dog pound, was recently demolished in Cardiff, Wales.
Underneath the workers found the remains of a high-status dwelling, with
tiled floors and an expensive fireplace. The house stood next to the Old
Bishop's Castle, which thankfully has not been demolished.
The site has since been excavated by professionals and school children,
coming up with a bunch of 15th century and earlier artifacts. Of special
interest is a 14th century French jeton. Jetons were used as counters in
business, and though they look like coins they had no monetary value. Then,
anyway; now they are valuable artifacts. Amazing how values can change with
To see the now-demolished toilets, the excavation and the jeton (both
sides!), go to https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-50376074 .
Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge 🦆
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