MEM22273 - Post-medieval gardening activity at Dunster Priory (Find Spot)

Summary

A watching brief in 2009 recovered quantities of post-medieval pottery, glass and bone, which appeared to relate to significant and intrusive cultivation of the area since the 18th Century.

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An archaeological watching brief was undertaken north of the main Church building in 2009, to monitor the excavation of trenches to contain new cable ducting. During the excavation, quantities of cream and earthernware dating from the 18th or 19th Centuries were recovered, together with bone and glass fragments. These were associated with layers thought to represent cultivation soils, which were particularly pronounced to the north of the Memorial Garden plot. [1]

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  • <1>XY Report: Brigers, J.L.. 2009. The Parish Church of St George, Dunster: An archaeological watching brief. [Mapped feature: #39482 ]

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Grid reference SS 9902 4370 (point)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish DUNSTER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Jan 22 2020 4:27PM

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