Inner courtyard discovered at Wakehurst Place

Excavations at Wakehurst Place, home of the Kew country garden in West Sussex, England, have revealed the existence of an Elizabethan-era south wing which would have completed an enclosed courtyard.

Archaeologists have found the remains of a hearth, possibly an Elizabethan inglenook, at the country home, constructed in the 16th century. They also hope to find evidence from the original Mansion at Wakehurst, built in the 12th or 13th century.