Archaeology investigations at proposed reservoir site

PUBLISHED: 15:06 17 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:06 17 June 2013

Example of the trenches.

Example of the trenches.

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INVESTIGATIONS into the archaeology around the proposed site for a new reservoir in Cheddar will start next week.

From Monday, more than 180 trenches will be dug by experts from Wessex Archaeology in an extensive eight-week programme to see where historical artefacts are present.

The Somerset Levels are considered one of the richest areas for archaeological remains in Britain and the investigation will enable measures to be put in place to reduce the impact on the area’s history.

A spokesman from Bristol Water said every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience during the essential works.

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