The filling of an ammunition case: 0.303-inch cartridges for a standard Lee-Enfield rifle (left).
One of the small shelters made out of wood at the Cross Roads excavation site (right).

Traces of sandbags were found in several places on the site and many duckboards were discovered at the bottom of the trenches. At some places these were ‘repaired’ using bricks, stones and even stable-doors. Sometimes, three layers of duckboards were found on top of each other. There seemed to be a difference in shape between the older duckboards and the more recent ones: three different models could be determined. Several structures, depots and artillery platforms were linked up with the trenches. In an ammunition depot a case was found filled with 0.303-inch cartridges for a standard Lee-Enfield rifle. A short communication trench connected the frontline trench with a pit containing metal cans of food. Another wooden platform was probably used for a Stokes trenchmortar. The remains of a “dugout frame” were also found. It used to be 2 x 2 m and could have been used as a depot. The floor and walls were made of wood, and some traces prove that sandbags were used. The remains of a small rectangular shelter were along another part of the trenches and survived only as a collapsed wooden wall and a dump of 25 empty glass bottles). Nearby was a dump of 35 unused Stokes mortar grenades, suggesting that a Stokes-trench mortar had been placed here.