Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
6Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Whitestaunton Manor

Whitestaunton Manor

Ratings:

5.0

(1)
|Views: 2,688|Likes:
Published by Wessex Archaeology
Archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Channel 4’s Time Team in the grounds of Whitestaunton Manor House, Whitestaunton, Somerset (centred on Ordnance Survey NGR 328080 110560) over three days in September 2003. The work was intended to clarify the date, ground plan, function and context of a building excavated in 1882 (probably under the Direction of Major Charles Davis, City Engineer of Bath) and described in the contemporary excavation report as a Roman villa. The foundations of this building were subsequently incorporated into the landscaped gardens of the Manor, and are now a Scheduled Ancient Monument (County No. SO496). Most authorities, including the Scheduled Monument description and the Ordnance Survey, have tended to accept the original interpretation of the remains and refer to the building as a villa.
However, some have cast doubt on this interpretation, suggesting that the building might in fact be a Roman shrine and ritual bathing complex, or even a much later garden feature or folly.
The evaluation consisted of four trenches excavated within the Scheduled Area to re-examine the remains exposed in 1882. An additional nine evaluation trenches and six areas of geophysical survey were undertaken outside the Scheduled Area, in the grounds of the Manor House and in the fields beyond, in an attempt to locate other structures or features of Roman date and to provide a context for the known remains.
Archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Channel 4’s Time Team in the grounds of Whitestaunton Manor House, Whitestaunton, Somerset (centred on Ordnance Survey NGR 328080 110560) over three days in September 2003. The work was intended to clarify the date, ground plan, function and context of a building excavated in 1882 (probably under the Direction of Major Charles Davis, City Engineer of Bath) and described in the contemporary excavation report as a Roman villa. The foundations of this building were subsequently incorporated into the landscaped gardens of the Manor, and are now a Scheduled Ancient Monument (County No. SO496). Most authorities, including the Scheduled Monument description and the Ordnance Survey, have tended to accept the original interpretation of the remains and refer to the building as a villa.
However, some have cast doubt on this interpretation, suggesting that the building might in fact be a Roman shrine and ritual bathing complex, or even a much later garden feature or folly.
The evaluation consisted of four trenches excavated within the Scheduled Area to re-examine the remains exposed in 1882. An additional nine evaluation trenches and six areas of geophysical survey were undertaken outside the Scheduled Area, in the grounds of the Manor House and in the fields beyond, in an attempt to locate other structures or features of Roman date and to provide a context for the known remains.

More info:

Categories:Types, Research, History
Published by: Wessex Archaeology on Jan 14, 2010
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reserved

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

04/01/2014

pdf

text

original

 
Whitestaunton Manor House,Whitestaunton, Somerset
May 2004
 An Archaeological Evaluation and an Assessment of the ResultsRef: 52568.12
    W    e    s    s    e    x      A   r   c     h    a    e    o     l    o    g     y  
 
WHITESTAUNTON MANOR HOUSEWHITESTAUNTONSOMERSET
AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION ANDAN ASSESSMENT OF THE RESULTS
Document Ref. 52568.12May 2004
Prepared for:
Videotext Communications Ltd49 Goldhawk RoadLONDONSW1 8QP
By:
Wessex ArchaeologyPortway HouseOld Sarum Park SALISBURYWiltshireSP4 6EB
© Copyright The Trust for Wessex Archaeology Limited 2004, all rights reserved The Trust for Wessex Archaeology Limited, Registered Charity No. 287786 
1
 
WHITESTAUNTON MANOR HOUSEWHITESTAUNTONSOMERSET
AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION ANDAN ASSESSMENT OF THE RESULTS
Contents
Summary..................................................................................................................5Acknowledgements.................................................................................................61 BACKGROUND...........................................................................................71.1 Site location....................................................................................................71.2 Geology and topography................................................................................71.3 Previous archaeological work........................................................................82 METHODS..................................................................................................102.1 Introduction..................................................................................................102.2 Aims and objectives.....................................................................................102.3 Fieldwork methods.......................................................................................113 RESULTS....................................................................................................133.1 Introduction..................................................................................................133.2 Geophysical survey......................................................................................133.3 Evaluation trenches within the Scheduled Area..........................................133.4 Evaluation trenches outside the Scheduled Area.........................................164 FINDS..........................................................................................................194.1 Introduction..................................................................................................194.2 Pottery..........................................................................................................194.3 Ceramic building material............................................................................214.4 Mortar, plaster and o
 pus signinum
...............................................................214.5 Stone.............................................................................................................214.6Glass.............................................................................................................224.7Slag..............................................................................................................224.8 Metalwork....................................................................................................224.7Other finds...................................................................................................224.8Animal bone.................................................................................................224.9Marine shell.................................................................................................235 DISCUSSION..............................................................................................245.1 Potential of the finds assemblage.................................................................245.2 Potential of the animal bone assemblage.....................................................245.3 Archaeological interpretation.......................................................................242

Activity (6)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
Shivashankar liked this
bhbatson liked this
fredng98 liked this
seva_t liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->