Junction 34, M4, Hensol

2220 One of ditches flanking the droveway

In response to a previous geophysical survey, which had identified a number of features of possible archaeological potential, in February 2014 Wessex Archaeology undertook a small evaluation on land to the south of the M4 near Hensol. Six trenches were excavated targeted on these areas of interest which were able to confirm the presence of a droveway running through the site associated with a polygonal ditched enclosure. Finds recovered from these features along with hulled wheat identified in an environmental sample suggest that they are Late Iron Age and Romano-British in date (100 BC- 410 AD) and probably represent a small rural farmstead.