Spernall Bridge Evaluation

Description of this historic site

The remains of a Medieval building were discovered during archaeological work and geophysical survey. The building was situated 100m north west of the church, Spernall.

Notes about this historic site

1 An evaluation of land required for a new bridge on the edge of a Medieval village was carried out in December 1994, involving background research, resistivity survey and the excavation of three trial trenches. To the E of the bridge the resistivity results suggested an oval earthwork house plot might contain two buildings. Trenching of one revealed timber settings, and a second trench showed the ground made up by dumping layers of rubbish. The plot was occupied in the 12th – 13th century and then abandoned.

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