Children, G. and Priestley, S. (2007). Archaeological Excavation at Old Corner House, Weobley, Herefordshire. Border Archaeology. https://doi.org/10.5284/1000794. Cite this using datacite

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Archaeological Excavation at Old Corner House, Weobley, Herefordshire
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The site revealed a series of deposits and structural remains dating from the medieval and post-medieval periods, relating to one or more medieval burgage houses occupying the street frontage on the W side of Broad Street, which are shown on the Weobley tithe map of 1838 and were probably demolished in 1844-45. The earliest phase of activity identified on the site was dated to the 13th-14th centuries and consisted of three structural elements, namely: 1. The lowest courses of a regularly coursed stone wall running east-west across the centre of the excavation trench which was abutted by a deposit containing 14th century pottery. 2. A rectangular area of flagstone flooring bounded by a well-built stone wall to the west and by a cobbled surround to the north and east, which upon further investigation was found to be the capping for a stone-lined pit. 3. A series of stone steps at the extreme north end of the trench leading to a subterranean structure, presumably cellarage. During the late medieval/early post-medieval period, the regularly coursed wall running east-west appears to have been partially rebuilt and extended.These buildings appear either to have collapsed or were partially demolished at some point in the 17th-18th centuries, following which an attempt was made to rebuild them, represented by a series of walls, cobbled surfaces and stone kerbing. The structures occupying the site in the 1830s-early 1840s were humble cottages rather than high-status dwellings, which were then occupied by agricultural labourers, a tailor and a postmaster. The cottages are described in contemporary documents as ''vote houses'' belonging to the Marquess of Bath, lord of the manor of Weobley, and were probably demolished as part of the wholesale destruction of up to 84 ''vote houses'' which took place in 1844-45. Following the demolition of the houses occupying the site in the mid-1840s, the site was converted into orcharding.
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G Children
S Priestley
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Border Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Herefordshire HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2007
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Site: Old Corner House, Broad Street, Weobley
Parish: WEOBLEY
District: HEREFORDSHIRE
County: HEREFORDSHIRE
Country: England
Grid Reference: 340209, 251678 (Easting, Northing)
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OASIS Id: borderar1-39197
OBIB: BA0624BOCHW
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23 Nov 2016
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