Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society

A Romano-British Settlement and the Lost Hamlet of Wyke

On Wednesday October 12, 2022
Cai Mason, Senior Project Officer, Wessex Archaeology

Excavations in advance of a large housing development near Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, led to the discovery of an extensive and previously unknown Romano-British settlement defined by an extensive field system.  The site produced a rich finds assemblage spanning the entire Romano-British period, with some evidence for activity continuing into the 5th-7th century AD. In another part of the site, a large stone Medieval hall house and associated buildings were uncovered.  This large and relatively high-status building formed part of the lost settlement of Wyck and is provisionally dated to the 14th-15th century.