Thursday, 9 September 2010

Open Day at Jacob's Well

Local archaeologist George Carter’s reconstruction diagram of the wooden shrine at Jacob's Well. Re-drawn by Wayne Bennett.

East Devon's ancient churches attract many visitors each year, but the most ancient of our local places of worship could be the one depicted in the above drawing.

Jacob’s Well, near Black Hill Quarries, is a Bronze Age Water Shrine on Woodbury Common which was first investigated by Budleigh Salterton archaeologist George Carter in the 1930s.

An international team of scholars led by London University's Professor Chris Tilley has been investigating the archaeological and historic landscapes of East Devon with special reference to the Pebblebed Heathlands which lie north of Budleigh

An Open Day at the Jacob's Well site is taking place on Sunday 19 September for visitors to view the excavations which are currently taking place. Two slots are available, at 10.30 am or 2.30 pm. To book contact Jim Cobley

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