Experts from the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Archaeology Society are carrying out excavations on part of the earliest Victualling Yard for the Royal Navy in Plymouth. It is sited at Commercial Wharf, to the south of the Barbican.
The area was used for nearly 200 years to supply the Navy with bread, biscuits and beef until those operations moved to Royal William Yard in the 19th century.
Conservation work on the quay wall at Commercial Wharf, currently being undertaken by JNE Construction Ltd on behalf of Plymouth City Council, has revealed important 17th century material.
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