We hope to uncover some pre-14th century (possibly Norman) buildings. These have been hinted at through the discovery of what might be drains and walls. This would further enrich this already dense site, so fingers crossed!
|Excavators working on the western end of the trench|
This would not be the first time the paddock extended its boundaries. A few years ago a row of skeletons was uncovered on the eastern side of the paddock, overlain by the wall. This wall separates the paddock from the graveyard surrounding the church. The fact that the wall was constructed over the top of graves indicates that land owned by the church had been incorporated into the Berkeley estate. Perhaps something similar has happened on the western boundary?
|The wall of a Roman building (outlined in red)|
|Berkeley Grey Ware|