New Archaeological Excavations at Shurton

The excavations on the southern boundary of Hinkley Point C at Shurton, started just before Christmas.

The excavations are taking place prior to EDF carrying out landscaping works. When the landscaping is complete it will be planted and become a permanent feature between Shurton and Hinkley Point C.

Cotswold Archaeology are excavating here because geophysical surveying in 2009 identified a possible enclosure and other archaeological features. Trial trenches dug in 2010 confirmed a Bronze Age enclosure and cremation urn and Iron Age ditches.

A re-directed footpath will enable visitors to see the archaeologists at work from outside the fence.  Learning & Outreach Officers from the South West Heritage Trust, will be here on Thursday 7th January 2016 and every Thursday until further notice, to talk about the archaeology.

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