Site Event/Activity record EEM14780 - 2008: WB - Burrow Farm



South West Archaeology


May 2008


An archaeological evaluation undertaken at Burrow Farm, Wootton Courtenay, Somerset prior to alterations to the walled garden and the construction of a sand menage. A total of nine trenches each measuring 5 x 2 m, was stripped of topsoil by machine. No archaeological features were observed in four trenches. Trenches 1, 2, 4, 8 and 9 all contained archaeological deposits; it was decided that, following basic recording, the features visible in trenches 4, 8 and 9 required no further evaluation work as the proposed development of the site would not disturb or disrupt them. Trench 1 included the possible footings of a wall, with pottery suggesting a terminus post quem of c. 18th Century date. Trench 2 also contained possible wall footings but no dating evidence was recovered. This may be a continuation of the wall in Trench 1. A linear feature in Trench 4 was not excavated as development was not expected to disturb it. It may have represented a field drain or possibly the footings of a wooden building. Trench 8 contained three linear features that contained no dateable artefacts. They may have been trenches for sleeper beams of wooden buildings. Trench 9 contained two linear features, which had fills containing fragments of charcoal. They were not excavated but may represent the ditches of a field boundary.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: South West Archaeology. 2008. Burrow Farm, Wootton Courtenay, Somerset: Results of an Archaeological Evaluation, Interim Report.



Location Walled Garden, Burrow Farm, Wootton Courtenay, Somerset
Grid reference Centred SS 9385 4214 (46m by 54m)
Map sheet SS94SW

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Medieval or post-medieval building at Burrow Farm (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval wooden buildings at Burrow Farm (Monument)
  • Post-medieval walled garden at Burrow Farm (Building)

Record last edited

Sep 28 2021 11:48AM