Durley Hill Geophysics

publication date: May 23, 2017

The BACAS Geophysics team were back in Keynsham, 24/25 January, searching for part of the large Roman building known to lie under the cemetery at Durley Hill. This building was excavated by Arthur Bulleid in 1924, when he uncovered a very large 3 sided courtyard building measuring some 64m x 61m extending around most of the existing cemetery and chapel buildings and under the road embankment.

The purpose of our resistance survey was to confirm the exact position of the building in the field across the road from the cemetery. This was a complete success, and we also found what appears to be a previously unknown wall that could be part of another building or a perimeter.