Archive for 2009

St Nicholas Church

Since the year 2000, BaRAS have been based in St Nicholas Church, situated between St Nicholas Street, Baldwin Street, and High Street in the heart of Bristol’s historic city centre. St Nicholas Church is a Grade II* listed building.

St Catherine’s Court, Clifton

A program of archaeological work was carried out as part of a development for new offices at the former Waldorf School and the Chapel of St. Catherine of Sienna, located at Park Place, Clifton, in Bristol. The work revealed four phases of human activity.

Ceramic Moneybox

Found during a watching brief at 22-25 Queen Square, Bristol, this barrel-shaped ceramic moneybox has been carefully modelled to resemble a wooden barrel with vertical staves and stands 98mm high.

Prehistoric Wood from Axbridge in Somerset

It might be stating the obvious to say that one of the most useful qualities for an archaeologist is good eyesight, but there are times when the demands of the job can test even the sharpest vision to its limits.

Roman Steelyard Chain & Hook

Discovered in June 2004 from a watching-brief at Hartcliffe School, Bristol, the iron chain and attached lead and copper alloy weight probably came from a Roman Steelyard—a form of weighing scale.

Medieval Gold Ring

Retrieved from excavations within the Old Council House in Corn Street, central Bristol, this single gold ring was found within a destruction layer dating to the late medieval period.

St James’ Priory, Part 2

Redevelopment work in the centre of Bristol City allowed excavation on the site of the former St James’s Priory, founded as a Benedictine house in about 1129 as a daughter of Tewkesbury Abbey and the earliest monastic settlement in central Bristol.

Victoria Street, Bristol

An archaeological excavation on a site being redeveloped in Victoria Street, Bristol, has helped to reveal the earlier medieval foundations and garden soils of a former street called St Thomas, in what is otherwise a street of 19th century construction.

Maesteg Iron Works

Bristol and Region Archaeological Services was commissioned in late 2006 to undertake an excavation on the proposed site of a Tesco foodstore on a site in Maesteg, Glamorgan, South Wales.

Miniature Toy Gun

Recovered from a 17th century rubbish pit during an excavation to the rear of West Street, Bristol, this well preserved example of a copper-alloy miniature toy gun, is modelled on a Petronel matchlock musket of the late 16th to 17th centuries.

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