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Somerset Historic Environment Record

10051

Site Name: Medieval wharf, N of York Farm, East Brent
Civil Parish: East Brent
Grid Ref: ST 366 536 (ST 35 SE)
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Public access:

The public accessibility of this site is unknown or has not been checked. Please ask locally and do not visit without permission. [Information last updated on 21 May 2003]

Details:

C14-C15 pottery was recovered from the fill of a pond or shallow waterway in a field named Scott's Wharf. To the SE a mound c15m by 5m and 1.5m high lay at the confluence of the Old River Axe and the Mark Yeo, with a curving bank 60m to the S. A second mound 4m by 3m and 1m high lay just to the N of the pond. May be a possible wharf site. {1}

Mr Fletcher at York Farm found worked stones which had been removed from the Mark Yeo during cleaning in c1995. One has a square hole and masons' marks. There is documentary evidence for a stone sluice being built in the 1330s which may be here. {4}

References:

1 Detailed records - Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division record card. Record ID: ST 35 SE 13 (1978) Location: HER files.
2 Mention - Fowler, PJ and Walthew, CV. M5, M4 and archaeology. Archaeological Review (CBA Group 13)  5 (1970), 5-10 (page 8)
3 Mention - Medieval Archaeology  15 (1971) (page 170)
4 Verbal communication - Harrison, J [Jim]. Basildon (20/08/1997). Location: Verbal, electronic or direct entry, no source retained
5 Description - Dawson, D, Langdon, M, Murless, B, Newsom, M, Ponsford, M and Webster, C. Archaeology and the M5 motorway: the gazetteer of sites in Somerset. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  145 (2001), 39-51 (Site 27). Copy available in Local Studies collection at Somerset Heritage Centre.

Record created in October 1987

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