Archaeological trench evaluation at Membury Court, Membury, East Devon, June 2013
University of Exeter
This report has been prepared for Devon County Council and presents the results of a second phase of archaeological trench evaluation on land at Membury Court, Membury, East Devon (Figure 1; ST 26364 03803). The investigation was commissioned by Devon County Council and was carried out by the University of Exeter in accordance with a Brief issued for Phase I (2011 archaeological trench evaluation and resistivity survey) by Cressida Whitton, Archaeologist, Historic Environment Team, Devon County Council (DCCHET Ref. Arch/AE/ED/17777). The purpose of this Phase II trench evaluation was to further characterise the form, nature and depth of any sub-surface archaeological remains indicated by previous magnetometer survey (Smart 2010), archaeological trench evaluation and resistivity survey (Smart and Pearce 2011). Specifically, the aim was to test the possibility that a rectilinear high-resistance anomaly represents the site of a Roman villa building.
Devon County Council