MEM22780 - Anglo-Saxon feature at Westcott Mead (Monument)

Summary

A watching brief in 2008 noted a linear feature here. It contained the remains of a fire, with charcoal and burnt bone. A piece of hazel was radiocarbon dated to between 780 and 990 AD.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A watching brief in 2008 noted a linear feature here, described as a shallow trench that had partly been filled before having a fire within it. The fire appeared to have been fuelled by a range of small branches, consistent with the gathering of fuelwood for domestic activities and remains consisted of charcoal and burnt bone. A piece of hazel charcoal from the fire was radiocarbondated to around between 780 to 990 AD. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Gillard, M.. 2008. HER Input Form: Land adjacent to Ivy Cottage, Church Hill.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8600 3856 (point)
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (2)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • None recorded

Record last edited

Aug 26 2014 1:34PM

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