Post-Medieval Settlement Features at The Dun Cow, Dunchurch

Description of this historic site

During archaeological work, some disparate Post Medieval features and a Post Medieval well was found in the area of The Dun Cow, Dunchurch.

Notes about this historic site

1 An archaeological evaluation to the rear of The Dun Cow Inn included documentary research and trial trenching which revealed activity dating from the 12th/13th century. However most of the features were Post Medieval and it is clear that the development area was not built up in the Medieval period. It is likely that the area has always formed gardens belonging to a property fronting the main road, latterly the Dun Cow Inn.
2 Observation of ground disturbance connected with the refurbishment of the Dun Cow Inn, revealed no trace of Medieval activity. The only feature revealed that predated the existing 18th century buildings was an otherwise undated stone lined well. A Grade II Listed brick barn/stable due for demolition NW of the main block was recorded. The building was built in two stages, probably in the mid 18th century and late 18th/early 19th century, up against a pre-existing? early 18th century wall, and subsequently underwent alterations in the later 19th century and 20th centuries.
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