MEM23813 - Post-medieval farm building remains west of The Tithe Barn (Monument)

Summary

In January 2007 an archaeological watching brief noted sandstone wall remains and yard surfaces of pitched sandstone cobbles, overlying a set of medieval walls. They may relate to post-medieval farm ancillary buildings.

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Full Description

In January 2007 an archaeological watching brief was conducted during groundworks for disabled access and drainage at the Tithe Barn. This noted sandstone wall remains and yard surfaces of pitched sandstone cobbles, overlying a set of medieval walls and probably relating to post-medieval farm ancillary buildings known to have existed on the site. [1,2] A map of Dunster dating to 1790 shows this location as a clear plot, suggesting that the building had been removed by this date. [3]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Map: Unknown. c.1770. Plan of the Priory, Dunster. Pen and Ink.
  • <1> Report: Brigers, J.L.. 2007. Report on an archaeological watching brief to the west of the Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster, Somerset.
  • <2> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 151 (2008), 'Dunster, Priory Green, The Tithe Barn, SS 9905 4371', p233 (J Brigers).
  • <3> Map: Unknown. 1790. Map of Dunster. 5 chains: 1 inch.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9904 4371 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish DUNSTER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Apr 10 2017 9:03AM

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