Friday, October 08, 2010

Hidden medieval village discovered by students

Amateur archaeologists in the Vale of Glamorgan believe they have uncovered a lost medieval village. The Time Signs archaeology students made the discovery behind the railway viaduct at Porthkerry near Barry.

They are working with tutor Karl James Langford to prove his theory that the village of Whitelands existed. A house platform which forms part of the manor house has been found as well as big quantities of medieval pottery and evidence of other buildings.

They have identified three sites that run along Whitelands brook including what they think is a medieval mill.

Click here to read this article from the BBC