Trews Weir, Exeter

Trews Weir, Exeter

Oakford Archaeology carried out an archaeological survey for Exeter City Council, at Trews Weir, Exeter, Devon in September 2019. It involved monitoring geotechnical boreholes excavated by Red Rock Geoscience Ltd to investigate the causes of the weakening of the structure. The excavation of the boreholes across the length of the weir allowed the recording of the structure and deposits below, providing valuable new information on the construction and date of the weir.

The work suggests that, despite minor repairs and alterations, the weir has remained relatively unaltered until the present day.

Survey at Trews Weir, Exeter. Borehole 2 showing deposit sequence.

Borehole 2 showing deposit sequence. 1m scale.

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