The Start of Re-build.

Excavation of the pinfold foundations revealed the original wall to be of considerable breadth and of overall larger dimensions than expected.  The re-build will aim to replicate the original features as closely as is reasonably practicable  and  require considerable investment of staff hours. The walling time allocation in the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership multi-project schedule, is to be followed by further periods of wall building, and in the interim the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Practical Projects Volunteer Group will install the new gate and transport additional stone to site from a supply donated by Whiston Hall Golf Club.