Workmen uncover ‘medieval house’ in Conwy

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The remains of a medieval house and cesspit that it is thought could date to the 13th century were discovered by workmen in Conwy in May, it has been revealed. The site, unearthed about 100 metres from Conwy Castle, could provide more details about the town before 1401, when it is believed to have been burnt to the ground by English forces.

Ashley Batten, senior planning archaeologist with the Gwynedd Archaeological Planning Service, said: “The key thing is the remains are deeply stratified remains. There are lots of layers of activity, as you would expect in an urban area. It gives us an insight into medieval Conwy which may predate the Glyndwyr revolts.”

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Image credits: © British Museum (Ice Age artefact); Wilkinson/Aitken University of Dundee (Mary, Queen of Scots)