Town's medieval past revealed

PUBLISHED: 14:28 25 June 2013 | UPDATED: 11:45 26 June 2013

Border Archeology and Bristol Water handing over discoveries to the museum.Neil Shurety Liz Scott and John Page.

Border Archeology and Bristol Water handing over discoveries to the museum.Neil Shurety Liz Scott and John Page.

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AXBRIDGE Museum has received new archaeological finds after the excavation of a water main.

Border Archeology and Bristol Water handing over discoveries to the museum.Border Archeology and Bristol Water handing over discoveries to the museum.

The discoveries made between Bailiff’s Wall and Cross Moor Drove reveal new information about Axbridge’s medieval past.

The discoveries made by Border Archaeology on behalf of Bristol Water included a set of horseshoes dating from the 10th century to the 20th, 15th century pottery and the remains of medieval walls.

Museum trustee John Page said: “The horseshoes are a big find.

“I am told that the only other comparable collection in the UK covering such a huge period is at the Museum of London - theirs were found throughout London - ours were found in one field!”

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