Ipplepen Excavations 2019

A ground photographs of a circular building with a thatched roof, raised above the ground surface by wooden posts.
Reconstruction of an Iron Age granary at Castell Henllys. Copyright M. Watts.

Excavations on the Iron Age, Roman and early medieval site at Ipplepen continued this summer for an 8th successful year. Ipplepen is proving a remarkable site with features and finds suggesting that this may be more than a typical rural community. This year’s excavation, led by Exeter University, revealed two substantial four-post structures surrounded by gullies dating to the Late Iron Age-early Roman period. The structures are tentatively interpreted as raised granaries. Roman period ditches containing significant amounts of butchered cattle bone, suggesting beef production, were also found.

More information can be found on the University of Exeter webpages.