Digs are happening on the east and south sides of the remaining barn structure at Oatlands. The remaining barn structure is a rare brick bank barn, meaning that the building is built into a hillside. It dates from 1821. On the high side of the hill it is one story above ground. On the low side, it is three stories. The archeology team is digging on the low side in search of the walls from another barn structure believed to have been attached to what remains.
Here are some of the photos of today’s work. While it is too early in the work to draw conclusions, some of the photos show a stone foundation remnant running out into the courtyard on the south side of the remaining building.