And then, I saw several others. They were so covered with debris I figured them to be dumped soil and dirt - not a good sign. But later I decided they were just old piles.Here was another:And another:
I could not shake the doubt that these had something to do (something practical and mundane) with the cellar hole at the top of the hill. But these next ones reassured me:A possible pile-gap-pile:Not much doubt about this one:If you go poking around in there, walk downhill to the east towards the brook. You'll come to a stone wall with a curious tumble of rocks along the wall. I did not photo it because it looked like a rock dump. But at the time, I was wondering if it was a collapsed chamber. The rocks were mostly of the same dimension and there was something a bit odd about the tumble. I should have photo'd it.
So, if I see a site around a cellar hole again, I am going to look for:
- cellar hole
- pile on boulders around the hole
- pile-gap-pile (or wedged rock with very wide split)