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Somerset Historic Environment Record


Site Name: Prehistoric and Roman occupation, Hole Ground, Wookey Hole
Civil Parish: St. Cuthbert Out
Grid Ref: ST 533 479 (ST 54 NW)
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During excavations in 1954-7 at Hole Ground, Wookey Hole, the foundations of a C1 hut were seen. Over these were Roman foundations of modest buildings, dating from the C1 to the late C4 century with apparently continuous occupation. The hut was surrounded by a bank and ditch and produced C1 Iron age pottery. Just below the surface were substantial wall foundations. C4 sherds and coins were found. Seven complete or part skeletons of child burials were found. Probable C4 minor finds of bronze, iron and bone were also scattered around the site. Hearths with semi-melted lead ore were uncovered. {1}


1 Detailed records - Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division record card. Record ID: ST 54 NW 13 (1974) Location: HER files
2 Excavation report - Wells Archaeological and Natural History Society Annual Report.  75-6 (1963-4), 4-25

Record created in October 1985

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