Cllr Valerie Scott writes ‘There would appear to be some really exciting archaeological discoveries being made on the site proposed to be developed for 9 dwellings to the south of Pickwick Cottages and the Waterworks.
Some recent drone photography has shown that there may be a Neolithic round house on the site which ties in with the long barrow and two bowl barrows that were discovered to the south of Chapelcombe, the latter now being a designated Schedule Ancient Monument. The archaeological investigation is still on going a report of findings has not as yet been published but the attached two aerial photographs, one over the site and one showing the site in relation to the burrows which are shown in light green clearly suggest something very round and very large extending the full width of the site.’
The results of a similar 2013 study of part of the field in which the established barrows are located are also available on this website. The 2013 study was conducted as a preliminary investigation prior to a possible affordable housing development at that site (which did not materialise). Go to PARISH COUNCIL>DOCUMENTS>MISCELLANEOUS HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.