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Welcome to YCCCART NEWS & EVENTS Report on a number of small carved, apparently early 19th century boundary stones, in King's Wood, Cleeve and Congresbury. These are believed to be the private boundary stones of Thomas Wickham the vicar of Yatton.  Open Report Report showing the extent of potential Romano-British pottery kilns in Congresbury, established by gradiometry and resistivity surveys.  Open report Report on gradiometer and resistivity surveys at Banwell. This revealed possible domestic activity close to an area where Roman remains have been found.  Open report Report on gradiometry survey on Congresbury cricket pitch. This identified several service pipes and two high level responses which could indicate potential archaeology.  Open report Report on a gradiometry survey at Iwood, which revealed possible Romano British kilns. Open Report more> Excavation at Congresbury Village Cross During August 2016, YCCCART carried out an excavation at the foot of the Scheduled medieval village cross, standing at the heart of Congresbury.  This seems to be the first time that a community archaeology group has ever excavated a village cross. The excavation found that the lower part of the bottom step of the Cross has been buried for many years.  Beneath this (and never intended to be seen) is the local stone raft on which the Doulting freestone cross was built (before 1390 AD).  The raft was to prevent it from sinking in the blue clay under the site. A full report is being prepared which will go on this web site. Watch this space. Excavation at Congresbury Cross, showing the lower part of the buried step and basement