Archaeological Observation, Somerset

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.

In Brief

Client: English Heritage Trust Sector: Built Heritage Services:

Watching Brief/Archaeological Observation

Location: Cleeve Abbey Somerset

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


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.

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Archaeological Planning Condition Discharged