Part of the medieval dam at Kenilworth Castle.

Description of this historic site

Construction layers for the dam at Kenilworth Castle were found during excavation, together with a rubble surface and pottery, tile and glass.

Notes about this historic site

1 Excavation in advance of construction of a new entrance building uncovered stratified medieval deposits across the whole of the excavated area. Dam construction layers dating to the 12th/13th century were found and were topped by a rubble surface which was possibly a strand for boats used on the Mere. These deposits were only 0.15 – 0.20m below the former ground surface. A large quantity of small abraded sherds were recovered together with 5 fragments of glass and a some floor and roof tile fragments.

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