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Historic house opens its doors

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

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Local residents had a rare chance to delve into the fascinating past of one of Somerset's historic houses at an open day at Cannington Court.

EDF Energy, in partnership with Bridgwater College, is restoring Cannington Court as a state-of-the-art training campus for employees in the UK. Remains of the former 13th century priory complex were revealed during construction work for a new garden area as part of the sensitive restoration project.

It was the first opportunity for archaeologists to investigate this part of the site and whilst the presence of such remains was suspected, the recent investigations offered the first solid evidence of their survival.

Remains of ancillary buildings associated with the secular use of the site were identified and recorded alongside excavation of the walls, rooms and associated features.

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