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Somerset Historic Environment Record

16334

Site Name: Excavation (1994), Sigwells, Charlton Horethorne
Civil Parish: Charlton Horethorne
Part of:
PRN 53661Round barrow (Sigwell III) Sigwells Plantation, Charlton Horethorne
PRN 53663Romano-British settlement, S of Sigwells plantation, Charlton Horethorne
Grid Ref: ST 6408 2343 (ST 62 SW) ST 6398 2360 (ST 62 SW)
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Public access:

It is unlikely that there is anything to see unless this event took place on a site (see link above) where there may be details of access. Otherwise please assume that the site is on private land. [Information last updated on 13 June 2003]

Details:

Six trenches were excavated in 1994, five to examine Romano-British settlement remains and one adjacent to the Bronze Age barrow. {1}

In 1994, six trenches were excavated. Trenches I-V were to examine the Romano-British settlement remains and number VI was adjacent to the Bronze Age barrow at Sigwells West. In 1995, further excavation was carried out following a gradiometer survey which located a structure identified as Building 1. This was labelled trench VII. Although little is known of the prehistoric features and material, further unstratified finds were recorded. Evidence for early Roman occupation is still little better understood, although evidence for a later Roman stone building suggest a new layout and perhaps expansion of the settlement from the 3rd century. Building 1 appears to be a 2 or 3 roomed substantial structure, probably combining domestic, agricultural and small-scale industrial functions. {3}

References:

1 Detailed records - Leach, P and Tabor, R. The South Cadbury Environs Project Fieldwork Report 1994.  Unpublished Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit report No: 327 (1994) Location: HER file. HER digital source: 15212.
2 Museum accession number - Archive could not be located. Stored at Unknown museum.
3 Description - Leach, P and Tabor, R. The South Cadbury environs project. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  139 (1995), 47-57. Copy available in Local Studies collection at Somerset Heritage Centre.

Record created on 13 June 2003

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