The Sites

The project has investigated several sites within Teffont, each of which helps us answer different research questions. As our main focus is on the Iron Age to Roman transition and Roman settlement in the area, we have predominantly focused on Roman sites. The sites we have undertaken work on are as follows:

Roman Settlement Site - Glebe Field 

Located in the north-west of Teffont Evias, this site has been the scene of our most focused work. We have used fieldwalking, magnetometry and resitivity survey and excavation to characterise the site, working on it since December 2008.

Roman Shrine Site - Upper Holt Wood

This Scheduled Ancient Monument has been topographically surveyed by the project. Test pits have recently been excavated away from the scheduled area on a ditch and bank system that runs along the centre of the ridge and is cut by the mound.

19th/20th century quarry and associated railway workings, and Roman cemetery / occupation site - Black Furlong Wood

The extremely complex landscape of Black Furlong has been explored by our team, and limited topographic survey has been carried out. LiDAR survey has also revealed a more detailed picture of the wooded landscape.

Upper Holt Field

The landscape of Upper Holt field includes a variety of features dating from the prehistoric period to the modern day. Like most topographic variations these are most visible under the raking light of early morning or early evening. These have been mapped using LiDAR, and limited geophysical survey was carried out along one terrace in September 2008.

Possible Iron Age Roundhouse Site - Combe Field

Geophysical survey undertaken in September 2008 found little in Combe Field with the exception of the possible remains of an Iron Age roundhouse. This identification has yet to be confirmed by excavation.

More information about each site is available on the pages listed on the sidebar.