Winchcombe archaeological dig uncovers medieval finds

An archaeological dig in Winchcombe has uncovered a series of remains dating back to the 13th Century.

The excavation in Cowl Lane was carried out by a team from Cotswold Archaeology ahead of the building of new houses.

More than 40 rubbish pits containing medieval pottery, animal bone and metalworking evidence were uncovered.

"It is one of the most interesting excavations in a Cotswold town for many years," said Hannah Smalley of archaeological consultants CgMs.

"Analysis of the artefacts recovered from the site will allow us to build a real picture of life for the inhabitants of Winchcombe in the 13th and 14th centuries," Ms Smalley said.

Evidence for the old property boundaries dating back to the original foundation and setting out of the town 1,000 years ago was also found.

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