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Builders find siege well in Derry

Builders find siege well in Derry
trefwoorden: Ulster - Derry - 17e eeuw - beleg - bron
Builders have uncovered the city's main source of drinking water during the historic 1688-89 Siege of Derry.
Measuring 40 feet wide and eight feet deep, the city centre well has been perfectly preserved and a DOE archaeologist said the find was as significant to the history of Derry as the city's historic walls. It's believed that the well may even pre-date Derry's walls.
A team of builders made the shock discovery when they lifted a manhole cover at the junction of Bishop Street and Society Street.
DOE archaeologist, Paul Logue, said he believes the man made water source may date as far back as the late middle ages.

Lees verder bij: IC Derry (2 september 2003)