More discoveries made at Cannington Court
In February, during the construction work for the new garden area at Cannington Court archaeological excavations revealed part of the former 13th century priory complex. It was the first opportunity for archaeologists to investigate the site, and whilst the presence of these remains was suspected, these investigations offered the first solid evidence of their survival.
Ancillary buildings associated with the secular (non-religious) use of the site have been identified, and recording and excavation of the walls, rooms and associated features continued over 5 weeks.
After the excavations on the site come to a close, the painstaking and laborious work of cleaning, identifying the interpreting the finds and other evidence will begin, and take several months to complete. Once complete, a report will be produced and the finds and archive deposited with the local museum in Taunton
Friday 7 March was the last day of the archaeology dig on the site, and around 140 local residents, including students from Cannington Primary School, came along to see the find and talk to the team involved. The video above captures moments from the day
To find out more about the archaeology visit www.wessexarch.co.uk