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    Bill

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    Found brick pit? Need help please

    Hello,
    I recently found a brick lined pit in the woods on my property. The pit was hidden under a lot of dirt and leaves but after clearing it I have a 3 foot deep pit that is lined with larger bricks that form 4 sides. It is pretty much 4 foot by 4 foot square. It was dug about 10 feet away from a very old cattle trail that once ran from the old barn on my land back to the grazing area along a ridge. The land was 1st settled in 1835. I currently do not have a metal detector to search around it but will soon have my new Tesoro Tejon once I pay it off. I am more interested in finding out what it may have been. The bricks are not hand made so I don't know how old they really are. It shows no sign of burning so I don't think it was a fire pit. Maybe a water trough? If anyone has any ideas please let me know. All I do know is whoever dug this really killed themselves. It took me days and a lot of sweat trying to dig this thing up.

    Thanks, Bill

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    Grant Brandenburg

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    Dig and screen through it. Some finds won't be detected with a metal detector. Maybe find that old bottle worth a fortune.
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    Cistern?
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    could have been a cattle dipping pit ............... the gov. passed some sorta law years ago that said cattlemen had to dip their cows in something to make sure they killed something on the cows ............. just a vague memory from some of my reading , sorry for the shadowy content ....
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    Is there ash and/or broken or whole old glass bottles in it ? If so you may of found the the outhouse
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    Pic? I don't think it'll be a cattle dip, those had ramped ends to walk the cattle in and out. Are there any other foundations or old structures near it?
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    Bill

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    Thanks for the responses. I will put a picture up later today.
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    Bill

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    Sorry but I am going nutz trying to put pictures up! Very difficult to do. I guess it will remain a mystery.
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    It could be an old handmade sewer pit
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    Sounds like an outhouse/sistern to me, however, 5ft is pretty shallow for an outhouse, at least it would be in my area, do you have any pictures of this pit?
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    Bill

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    Dug it up real nice. I will try pictures again tonight. It seems to be a footer that is 4ft by 4ft and is about 30 inches deep.
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    Pictures are up at the top! This footer/pit is about 10 feet from an old cow trail that led to the grazing pastures. At least that's how I see it. The blocks do not seem to have any mortar on them so they seem drystacked. The pit was well done though being very square. Please help,I really want to know what this was. Thanks!
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    Lime pit latrine? Are you in a shale area where it's hard to dig very deep?

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