View Full Version : cellar hole diagnosis...

06-14-2004, 11:18 PM
I found what appears to be a very old cellar hole way out in the middle of nowhere, NH. It is made of un-mortared stone. The thing is, I'm not sure it's a cellar hole for a house. It seems too small - it's only about 10 feet square (with a little 5' square alcove at the end of it). It has collapsed in on itself, and is full of dirt. I moved some of the rocks and found some red, clay bricks below.

Is there anyone on the forum who would be able to tell me, given a picture, if this was likely the foundation for some ancient hovel - or if it is something else altogether? I’ll post a picture, if so.

06-15-2004, 07:36 AM
Post a photo, I should be able to tell you what it is and if not there will be plenty of members who can [:D] .

06-16-2004, 02:02 AM
Hi Batfish...

Little word of warning...sometimes old wells and cisterns were bricklined and maybe an old mineshaft or two, so watch your footing and don't dig alone...wouldn't hurt to throw an extra long rope in the trunk of the car.."just in case".

The Doc....[X(]

12-25-2004, 08:56 AM
Don't ever dig alone