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AXMINSTER: ‘Iron Age’ roundhouse is discovered at Cloakham

Friday, 07 February 2014

Archaeologists have discovered a roundhouse, possibly from the Iron Age, under a piece of land at Cloakham Lawn in Axminster.
The discovery was made during a routine archaeology survey, paid for by a developer as part of the planning application process.
Ian Barnes of Cotswold Archaeology said: “Progress on site has been good considering the inclement weather and we expect to hand the site back to Bovis Homes around the second week of February.
“We will then have a clearer idea of what we have found as dating evidence remains quite limited, but to date we can say that we have uncovered a very small amount of pottery and at least one roundhouse, which may date from the Iron Age, and some ditches of possible Roman date.
“Once we have left the site we will set about cataloguing the finds and photographs, and will be available to meet and discuss the items with local organisations or individuals who may have an interest in local history.”
Malcolm Gilmore of Bovis Homes added: “We’re delighted to have funded this project and hope that the finds that Ian and his team have made will be of interest to local people.”


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