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Thread: Weird Concrete Foundation/Cellar Hole

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    Weird Concrete Foundation/Cellar Hole

    Before it got dark today I decided to go out in search of a cellar hole that I had found last night while doing so research. I found the cellar hole along a trail, which was once an old stone wall lined road. The weird thing about the place is a small concrete foundation/cellar hole, that is less than ten feet away from the actual cellar hole. The main cellar hole looks to have been abandoned for a very long time, is partially collapsed, and uses no concrete anywhere. The concrete foundation is rather small, no more than 10 feet long on either side. The above ground part of the foundation shows exposed field stones, and two ground level openings (for doors most likely). The underground part doesn't show any evidence of field stones being used, just concrete. At first I thought it was part of the cellar hole, but then I remembered that the house where the cellar hole is doesn't show up on a single map, going as far back as the 1850's (and not on any later than that either), making me fairly certain that it was either abandoned in the 1700's or first half of the 1800's. The concrete foundation doesn't look like it would have been from a house, it is much too small, and most houses don't have a combined cellar hole and foundation (though they can overlap in places). If it was a house, it would also have two doors for just one small room, plus a trapdoor in the floor to access the cellar, which seems a little excessive for a house of less than 100 square feet. While many cabins can be around this size, I have heard of one like this. I thought it could have been an addition onto the original house with the stone cellar hole, but it clearly doesn't seem to be from before the 1850's. I hope that this place wasn't already hunted out, some very old, nearly completely faded spray paint graffiti in the concrete structure, and some fresh footprints in the snow down the trail next to it aren't promising for nobody ever having metal detecting there. I also hope that the place isn't full of trash from the later structure.

    I hope to metal detect it on Sunday, so I will let you know then if it turns out to be any good.

    Here are some poor quality photos I took of the place.
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    2014-2017 Finds
    1700s Sundial
    165? french liard
    1696 1774 1730s 17?? copper
    1723 irish ½ penny
    1730 KG coin toy
    2x AU 1803 LC
    1722 1/2 Penny
    1779, 1781½ Real, ? 1 Real
    NJ Copper 1786
    1805,1838 LC
    26 Coppers 17 colonial
    175 1720-1850 buttons
    40 Musket Balls
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    Looks promising. Sometimes in my area what I've seen is after the old house is not inhabitable they will maintain a small shed or barn to keep the farm going while living somewhere else. Maybe an outbuilding that was redone after the main house fell in?
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    Rip that place apart looks like a great spot
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    I’d be all over that place. Good luck.
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    I am thinking that might be a spring house or cold storage building for the main house.
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    Smokehouse maybe.
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    Good luck Sunday.
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    Summer kitchen?
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  12. #12
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    Went today for an hour, was going to go on Sunday so my father would be able to go, but he ended up being free today.

    I couldn't believe it when I found this buckle, less than two inches down. Three buttons, the largest one in the center, and the two to the right of it, were my finds. The other two buttons and the cufflinks were my dads. Nothing seems to be later than around 1800. I guess that supports that the concrete thing was probably built after the house was gone.

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    I hope to go to a another site I found tommarow.
    Last edited by coinman123; Dec 03, 2018 at 04:24 PM.
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    2014-2017 Finds
    1700s Sundial
    165? french liard
    1696 1774 1730s 17?? copper
    1723 irish ½ penny
    1730 KG coin toy
    2x AU 1803 LC
    1722 1/2 Penny
    1779, 1781½ Real, ? 1 Real
    NJ Copper 1786
    1805,1838 LC
    26 Coppers 17 colonial
    175 1720-1850 buttons
    40 Musket Balls
    1906 1912 1934 dog Lics
    16 1700s Buckles 1 silver
    2 1700s spigot
    3 Thimbles 1 silver
    Cleaning Finds:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ge...ns-relics.html

 

 

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