Longforth Farm

1088 Medieval walls at Longforth

Archaeological excavations at Longforth Farm, Wellington have revealed a Bronze Age landscape and a previously unknown complex of medieval buildings. The site has been excavated, ahead of development, by Wessex Archaeology, one of the largest archaeological practices in the UK. We work with councils, developers, landowners and heritage organisations to ensure that archaeological evidence is recorded and disseminated before work begins on new development schemes. 


The excavations, funded by Bloor Homes and supported by Somerset County Council, have enabled us to examine and record this exciting archaeology and understand Wellington's hidden heritage. As a responsible developer, Bloor Homes have embraced the requirement for ecological and archaeological mitigation whilst addressing the housing needs of a continually expanding community.

The results of the excavations have been published in our Occasional Paper series.
You can also download a booklet which illustrates the story. 
A selection of the finds from Longforth Farm are on display at Wellington Museum
For more information browse through the links on the right or below.
Associated pages
Longforth Farm - booklet.pdf1.01 MB