A resistivity survey has identified several enclosures at GR ST 4054 5858. Fieldwalking
has not revealed any dating evidence, but Iron Age pottery and enclosures have been
recorded in the field to the south, and a round barrow in the field to the east.
A Roman road passes just to the south of the feature.
The survey shows a circular enclosure within a larger one and indications of banks
that may or may not be contemporary. The broad bank in the northwest corner seems
to be part of a 200m long geological feature.
Barrow (north and east of centre) at ST 4176 5855 north of Ilex Lane. The feature
is a circular area of high resistance about 16m in diameter surrounded by a ditch
2m wide and a 4m wide bank. It is not visible on the ground. (N.Somerset SMR 47332).
The line AB indicates the line of the restisivity ‘section’ (Right).
Resistivity ‘section’ AB from the centre of the barrow above cutting the line of
the ditch to the west of the feature, looking south. The ditch can be clearly determined,
but the features of the barrow above ground, the central mound and the surrounding
bank, show only as areas of disturbed ground although higher resistance here indicates
Five round barrows have been identified and with one exception all have been completely
destroyed. Four of them lie in fields to the east and north of the features above
and are positioned on the most elevated area. The fifth barrow lies alongside the
ancient road approaching the settlement from the south. It is just visible on aerial
photographs and as a very faint earthwork.