INHERENT QUALITY REVEALED
Rebuilding of the south wall, which was slightly more extensive, resulted in a natural and noticeable correction of the listing to the wall at the gate opening. This wall was further consolidated by a new brick pier, constructed in the new brick, to stabilise the wall at the opening. During the dig-out to the new foundation for the pier, the footings of the wall were revealed to show 8 more courses of brick below ground, highly unusual for a garden wall, evidence of the high quality and careful workmanship undertaken by Sir Christoper Wren’s favoured brick mason Edward Strong in the building of the campus. No doubt the wall still stands today primarily as a result of its original construction, despite the unsympathetic repairs and alterations to it over the last century.