Roman remains found in Congresbury

PUBLISHED: 06:00 01 July 2016

The finding is believed to be a Roman pottery kiln.

The finding is believed to be a Roman pottery kiln.


Roman archaeology has been unearthed in Congresbury where new homes will be built.

Developer Sunley has planning permission to build 38 homes off Cobthorn Way, and an archaeological excavation was carried out by Sunley, North Somerset Council and the village’s YCCCART archaeology group.

It found evidence of a Roman pottery kiln along with evidence of pottery making and iron smelting.

Daniel Smith, the council’s acting archaeologist, said: “As this has been a controversial development, this is the silver lining of what most people see as a black cloud.

“We are learning a bit more about the past of Congresbury and local volunteers can get involved in the next excavation.”

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