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Dig at fort throws up mysteries

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A MYSTERIOUS small wall, some deeply-buried breeze blocks and a curious pipe have been uncovered by archaeologists at Fort Richmond over the last week.

A MYSTERIOUS small wall, some deeply-buried breeze blocks and a curious pipe have been uncovered by archaeologists at Fort Richmond over the last week.

A dig on the western side of the headland aims to discover how much of a Napoleonic gun battery is still intact, as States Property Services prepares the site for sale.

States archaeologist Dr Phil de Jersey said his staff have been investigating a filled-in moat next to the battery and the trench was more than two metres deep.

A one-metre-high granite wall has been uncovered next to the moat, which was either Napoleonic or mid-Victorian.

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