At the beginning of April 2017 an initial archaeological survey was made of the Cottage. Historic buildings are an important source of information about architectural, engineering and building crafts, as well as social and economic history. We expect the Cottage to prove as complex and multi-layered as Blake himself.
The survey was done by Archaeology South-East who are a commercial consultancy spinning out of the archaeology department at University College London and have been offering their insights into the historic environment for over forty years.
Amy and Hannah from Archaeology South-East
A map of 1876
James Roach of RMA at the garden gate
And here is the full report: