Archaeological excavations at Cannington Court, Somerset were opened up to the public last week for a unique ‘behind the scenes’ viewing. Local residents were invited to see the excavation area and artefacts, whilst Wessex Archaeology staff were on hand to provide information and answer questions.

Sponsored and organised by EDF Energy, the open afternoon came at the end of a five-week excavation on the site of Cannington Court, originally a 12th century Benedictine priory. Archaeological work, carried out by Wessex Archaeology, revealed several medieval features including wall foundations, two lined culverts and a cobbled floor surface. These features may be contemporary with the original priory, although dating evidence was very limited with only one sherd of 10-12th century pottery found.


EDF Energy are sensitively refurbishing the historic buildings to produce a state of the art training centre for their staff. Find out more about the Cannington Court development here