|The 18th Century round capstan stands at the back of Carleon Cove, beside the later Victorian factory showroom|
|Recording the rediscovered bearing stone|
|The stone shows a main socket and round wear marks|
Whilst on site, the archaeologists have also been recording the exterior of the capstan, information which will help shape plans to undertake consolidation and repair work to the structure later in the year. We're grateful to the RDPE project which is funding both the archaeology and consolidation works. If you'd like to find out more about the fascinating history of Poltesco, join me for a guided walk on Tuesday 17th July, meeting 1pm Poltesco carpark.