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Cleeve Abbey Somerset

Instructed by Ellis & Co on behalf of the English Heritage Trust we monitored groundworks for a timber-framed pavilion at Cleeve Abbey Somerset to safeguard a 13th -century tiled pavement regarded as being of European significance. 

Cleeve Abbey is a Scheduled Ancient Monument founded in 1198 and the pavement represents a survival of the 13th -century Refectory building.


Late medieval pottery was recovered together with glazed roof tile and oyster shell.

Archaeological Planning Condition Discharged.

Project Details


Ellis & Co on behalf of the English Heritage Trust


Built Heritage


Watching Brief (Archaeological Observation)

Key Points

  • Scheduled Ancient Monument, Grade 1 Listed Building
  • 12th century abbey with 13th century tiled pavement of European significance
  • Evidence of late medieval pottery and glazed roof tile
  • Archaeological Planning Condition Discharged