Land at Brue Farm, Highbridge, Somerset. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-358280)

Cotswold Archaeology, 2019

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Introduction

Land at Brue Farm, Highbridge, Somerset. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-358280)

In January 2019, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological evaluation of land at Brue Farm, Highbridge, Somerset. A total of 11 trenches were excavated within the site.

The evaluation recorded deep alluvial layers across the site. These deposits were cut by a series of Roman ditches and a posthole. The ditches may be former field boundaries, although it is possible that some of them may be parts of enclosures. Associated briquetage fragments are indicative of mid to late Roman period salt extraction, although there was no evidence for industrial-scale extraction.

It is likely the Roman features recorded by the present evaluation represent outlying activity associated with the previously-recorded Alstone Lake Settlement Site, on an area of marginal wetland.