Voyages to the House of Diversion, 17th. Century Water Gardens and the Birth of Modern Science

Principal investigator: Stephen Wass
Level: PhD level research

I am undertaking a programme of doctoral research at the University of Oxford under the title of 'Voyages to the House of Diversion, 17th. Century Water Gardens and the Birth of Modern Science'. This involves excavations in the seventeenth-century gardens at Hanwell Castle, Oxfordshire and elsewhere with a special interest in lead and bronze pipe fittings, taps and similar. Use of the PAS to identify and locate similar surviving evidence of hydraulic based systems, particularly fountains, would help in identifying individual artefacts and examining the spread of such technologies. We are 6 years into the project and probably have 2 more years to run and are now at the stage of undertaking detailed analysis of finds.

Referee: Dr Rowena Archer (University of Oxford)

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