7 Sep 2018
Taken from Dyfed Archaeological Trust's Dig Diaries.
Very good progress removing the almost all of the remaining backfill from Trench 1 to reveal a rubble collapse layer - pre-dating the 1930s excavations. Neil Ludlow, castles expert, has also been on-site this afternoon. The large mass of masonry uncovered may now be starting to give up its secrets. There is a hint of a possible curving stair - but our views on that may change. The top of the large wall in Trench 2 is now fully exposed. Layers of collapse, again pre-dating the 1930s excavations appear to be present with the building. We shall do some limited sample excavation of these deposits over the next few days after we have produced a detailed record of the the deposits we have exposed in the trenches - although progress may be very slow tomorrow due to the rain forecast. Neil Ludlow has also been on-site this afternoon and seemed very pleased with our progress and the survival of the remains.