This is an attempt to bring together details of recent archaeological advances in the Vale of Winscombe. The area covered includes the whole of the civil parish of Winscombe and Sandford, and other sites within the valley including Star and the settlement below Wint Hill and centred on the village of Winscombe (NGR ST425575). Other work of local archaeological interest will be included where appropriate.
Most of the fieldwork has been non invasive and includes fieldwalking and geophysical investigation, although there has been some small-scale excavation. An index of field names has been compiled and a typology of pottery retrieved during fieldwork has been published. Bibliographic references to published material has also been included.