Finds from Hougoumont well excavation 1979-85

This collection consists of numerous items found inside the Well of Hougoumont between 1979 and 1985. During this time Derek Saunders (owner of the Broadstairs waterloo museum and member of the Waterloo Committee) led an expedition to clean and rebuild the Hougoumont Well and parts of the garden wall.

Some of the items found during the excavation are now offered for sale. Most went to auction when the museum was sold but a few were given to a friend in recognition of his help setting up the museum.

All items in this section are from the well (Which was excavated to a depth of 60ft) and are marked accordingly.

Many items were found during the excavation and rebuild including the remains of a horse, Pottery,Musket balls, Oyster shells and parts of the railing that used to run around the garden. Many other interesting items hidden for nearly 200 years were uncovered.



All items from this collection will come with a copy of the original signed finders note from Derek presenting the items he had found on the battlefield to his friend.

Finds from the well will also include a copy of the note stating that all the items found were from the well.



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Large Piece of hougoumont chateau outer wall

A large piece of hougoumont chateau outer wall mounted on a double sided certificate.

removed during the 1979-85 restoration and approx 1.5inches across. each piece is hand cut from the original 5 large brick and stone pieces and is unique.

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Large Piece of hougoumont chateau outer wall

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A large piece of hougoumont chateau outer wall mounted on a double sided certificate.

removed during the 1979-85 restoration and approx 1.5inches across. each piece is hand cut from the original 5 large brick and stone pieces and is unique.


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Assorted well finds

4 small items found in the Hougoumont well. 2 fragments of an iron pot, small piece of Oyster shell and a pice of clay pipe. Found in the Hougoumont Well 1979-85 by Derek Saunders.

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Assorted well finds

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4 small items found in the Hougoumont well. 2 fragments of an iron pot, small piece of Oyster shell and a pice of clay pipe. Found in the Hougoumont Well 1979-85 by Derek Saunders.


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Piece of Pottery

Small piece of pottery approx 2in long. Found in the Hougoumont Well by Derek Saunders 1979-85.

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Piece of Pottery

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Small piece of pottery approx 2in long. Found in the Hougoumont Well by Derek Saunders 1979-85.


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