A medieval barrel from Paul Street

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A medieval barrel from Paul Street

During excavations in Paul Street a medieval well was encountered. Its sides had been lined by packing two old barrels, their heads and bases removed, one above the other in the shaft. The upper barrel had largely decayed; the lower one was extremely well preserved. It was formed of oak cask staves, tightly bound with hoops of hazel. The view shows it during excavation.

Acknowledgments: Exeter Archaeology