Watching Brief/Archaeological Observation

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.

 

In Brief

Client: Ellis & Co on behalf of the English Heritage Trust Sector: Built Heritage Services: Watching Brief/Archaeological Observation Location: Cleeve Abbey Somerset

Key Points

Scheduled Ancient Monument, Grade 1 Listed Building12th century abbey with 13th century tiled pavement of European significanceEvidence of late medieval pottery and glazed roof tile

Results

Archaeological Planning Condition Discharged