MEM22035 - Gatehouse at Barlynch Priory (Monument)

Summary

In the field to the south of Barlynch Farmhouse is a massive embankment running south for 70 metres. At its south end it joins onto a large building platform. The position of the platform may suggest that it served as a gatehouse.

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In the field to the south of Barlynch Farmhouse is a massive embankment running south for 70 metres. At its south end it joins onto a large building platform, measuring 25 metres by 20 metres. The position of the platform may suggest that it served as a gatehouse. [1] A trial trench was excavated in May 2011 as part of the National Park Authority's Dig Dulverton project, on the feature known as the gatehouse. Underneath the turf in a corner of the trench was noted a layer of brown sandy silt with many rounded small stone fragments. Natural was reached at 18 centimetres. Finds included a small abraided piece of pottery of uncertain date, found at a depth of 12 centimetres, and a piece of coal or compacted charcoal. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: Unknown. 2011. Notes from Dig Dulverton: Barlynch Priory gatehouse evaluation trench.
  • <1> Report: Wilson-North, R.. 1999. The Priory of St Nicholas, Barlynch, Brompton Regis, Somerset. P.10.

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Grid reference Centred SS 9290 2888 (40m by 88m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Jul 24 2020 9:30AM

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