…We are starting to excavate west of the house and I thought you would be interested in knowing about it. The corner of a very heavy stone foundation is beginning to turn up and many of the roof tiles are being found. A small fragment of what appears to be part of the lead tank has turned up in the cellar together with other objects of interest.
The garden wall is being undermined every few feet and supported with an eighteen inch concrete foundation. This will have to be done regardless of restoration plans or the wall will crumble from the bottom. It does not show as all the work is below the grade…
(Donald Cadzow to Albert Cook Meyers, July 1933)