Site Event/Activity record EEM14745 - 2017: WB - St George's Churchyard



Prospect Archaeology


December 2017


Archaeological monitoring was conducted at the above location during the installation of new services. A probable large undated ditch was exposed in profile towards the southern boundary of the churchyard the location and scale of which allows the possibility that it represents part of the boundary of the medieval monastic complex. Examination of a section of the southern foundation of the nave suggested that the existing structure may have been constructed on a broader footing possibly retained from an earlier building. In the Luttrell Cemetery to the south of the chancel trenching revealed the remains of walls, floors and demolition material associated with at least two post-medieval structures, probably dwellings, that may have stood in some form into the 19th Century. 19th Century and later pottery and glass and building materials from top soil layers were discarded on site following recording of their presence and context. The remaining finds will be deposited in the site archive. No material showed characteristics to justify sampling.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Brigers, J.L.. 2018. The Parish Church of St George, Dunster, Somerset: A watching brief in the churchyard.



Location St George's Churchyard, West Street, Dunster, Somerset
Grid reference Centred SS 9905 4364 (38m by 22m)
Map sheet SS94SE

Related Monuments/Buildings (8)

  • Dunster Priory (Monument)
  • No 18, Church Street, Dunster (Building)
  • Possible medieval boundary ditch south of St George's Church (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval building south of St George's Church (Monument)
  • Post-medieval brick lined grave in St George's Churchyard (Building)
  • Post-medieval wall northeast of 18, Church Street (Monument)
  • St George's Church, Dunster (Building)
  • St George's Churchyard, Dunster (Building)

Record last edited

Oct 4 2021 9:33AM