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Neolithic settlement at St.Anns Chapel

June 29, 2021

Neolithic settlement at St.Anns Chapel

Events & News  19 June 2021 

Dear Drummers,

The statutory Archaeological Survey in advance of development of the site at St Anns Chapel (for 9 houses in the plot in between the road to Ringmore and the road to Bigbury) is revealing possible Neolithic remains of an enclosure with foundations of a round house (Fig 1 poster below). This area is now outside the Development Boundary in the Bigbury Neighbourhood Plan, but planning permission was granted before the NHP was finalised.  There are already Scheduled Monuments (Long Barrows) very nearby in the field adjacent to the play park behind the Memorial Hall (Fig 2 poster below).  The long barrows are in the non cultivated, lighter green, part of the field.  Bigbury Parish Council will be discussing this discovery and what action needs to be taken, at the next Meeting.  If you would like your views to be taken into account - please email Ian Bramble, the Parish Clerk in advance of the next meeting.  Interested parties in neighbouring parishes are also encouraged to get in touch with BPC.

Possible Neolithic Settlement discovered in St Anns Chapel
during (pre - development) Archaeological Survey.

Aerial view showing close proximity of Scheduled Monuments (site of Long Barrows in field between the road to Oyster Shack and road to Bigbury - light green area in a dark green field) and the newly discovered site (smaller brown site between the road to Ringmore and the road to Bigbury.

This Story, in full and other interesting and informative stuff can be found here:

The Bigbury Drum