The Sites

The project has investigated several sites within Teffont, each of which helps us answer different research questions.  Our main focus is on the Iron Age, Roman and Early Medieval periods, with most of our fieldwork undertaken on Roman sites. The areas we have undertaken work on are as follows:

Glebe Field 

Located in the north-west of Teffont Evias, this site has been investigated through fieldwalking, geophysics and excavation. It has revealed an interesting Roman complex comprising a monumental well and D shaped enclosure.

Upper Holt Wood

This Scheduled Ancient Monument was topographically surveyed by the project, and excavation undertaken away from the scheduled area. Our work has uncovered a probable Roman shrine enclosure containing terraces, structures, votive deposits and a possible sacred grove.

Hill Field

Geophysical survey and excavation have revealed a large Roman building with an apse at one end, along with evidence for ironworking and a cist of ritual nature.

Stream Field

The project has undertaken small scale excavation and geophysical survey at this site, revealing that earthworks previously thought to date to the medieval and post medieval periods had their origins in the Roman period.

Black Furlong Wood

Our team has undertaken topographic and LiDAR surveys which have revealed a more detailed picture of the wooded landscape. Roman burials and artefacts were discovered in this area during the 20th century, while recent research suggests that stone was quarried from this site during the Roman period. A 19th/20th century quarry and railway workings are also present.