It is difficult to see but in the picture featuring the stairs, to the right of the window at the stairs you can make out more weak poles used as lintels – carrying alot of stone wall above them. Holding these poles in place was a column of mud bricks, yes MUD, I have kept a few as souvenirs.
Most of the stone lintels in place had been cracked by previous handimen??? hammering supports in to hold tin or wood rendering them useless. Internally the lintels seemed to be made from reclaimed ship timbers and it was recommended to reuse them – I did and the mortar shrank back from the wood so I took them back out and put in ye old concrete ones. As you will see later I have overcome my fear of taking them in and out again as needs arise.