Excavation of Medieval Settlement at Bermuda Road

Description of this historic site

Evidence of Medieval occupation and a kiln was found during excavations at Bermuda Road, Chilvers Coton.

Notes about this historic site

1 Area 5.2m by 12.8m stripped in advance of building construction. Medieval roadside ditches with successive recuts and an area producing 13th century wasters revealed. Some pottery and a late 13th century zoomorphic finial (dog’s head) from the area of the excavation.
2 Further information on the excavations, started in Spring 1979 and continued in September 1979. A watching brief was carried out after the main work; a kiln was recorded, with a 2m wide multiflue, with several phases of flue alignment, with a suggested raised floor. A ditch full of wasters was found alongside the east foundation trench.

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