Recent Fieldwork - Warblington 2013
In September 2013 Chichester and District Archaeology Society (CDAS) conducted a two week excavation on the site of the Warblington Roman villa complex, which is located within the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This excavation is the third in a series that started in 2010 and the second to be directed by James Kenny, Chichester District Council Archaeologist, acting in a private capacity as a member of the society. This year was the second year excavating the aisled building.
- More post holes that lined up with the post holes discovered in 2012
- A beam slot on the west side of the building that was symmetrical to the wall on the east side of the building discovered in 2012
- To the north, a good indication of the northern gable end of the barn was discovered
- To the south post holes close together might mean the end of the barn, or an internal division.
- Under the barn, the Late Iron Age ditch that was discovered in 2012 continued and produced more sherds of one, possibly two Dressel 1B amphorae.
This excavation, like others in previous and subsequent years was generously
supported by the Chichester Harbour Conservancy Sustainable Development