MEM24797 - 19th Century enclosure north of River Avill Bridge (Monument)
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A watching brief was undertaken in February 2017 to monitor groundworks during the construction of a new compost area in Dunster Castle Gardens, to the east side of the castle and north of the River Avill Bridge. A short section of a rubble stone wall, aligned northwest to southeast, was exposed, and was noted to continue beyond the exposed area. Its placement corresponds with a former squared enclosure, which appears to have been constructed between 1840 and 1887 and may have been used as a pound. The wall may have replicated the rusticated style of some elements of the River Avill Bridge.  The enclosed space is shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. Centred at SS 9928 4349, it is roughly square, and appears to join the walls of the River Avill Bridge directly. It appears that some of the boundary walls of the feature may be extant in extant boundaries shown on the 2018 MasterMap data, particularly the eastern corner at c. SS 9929 4348. [2,3]
- <1> SEM8730 Report: Hughes, S.. 2017. Dunster Castle Compost Area, Dunster, Somerset: Results of an archaeological watching brief. 2-3, Figure 2, Plates 2 and 3.
- <2>XY SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #46359 ]
- <3> SEM8545 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9928 4349 (22m by 19m)|
|Civil Parish||DUNSTER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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Record last edited
Mar 3 2020 3:30PM
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