Archaeological Watching Brief at 4 Vicars Close, Wells, Somerset

An Archaeological Watching Brief at No.4 Vicars’ Close, Wells

An archaeological watching brief undertaken during construction of a kitchen extension into the NW corner of the rear garden recorded pre-modern masonry.
Beneath modern cement spreads and garden soils were several stone walls, mostly aligned roughly N-S with the street and extending beyond the N and S ends of the construction trench. Some walls had been truncated by the post-medieval, W-E aligned, north boundary wall of the property which had been built over a well.
Post-medieval and medieval finds and deposits associated with the exposed masonry were recovered and recorded. A few prehistoric flint flakes and Romano-British pottery sherds were also recovered from the disturbed natural clay.

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