Time Team

Season 19 Episode 10

Crewkerne, Somerset

Aired Sunday 5:45 PM Apr 01, 2012 on Channel 4



  • Quotes

    • Tony: Remind me. What is the date of the pottery that we've got up here?
      Mary-Ann: Tony, it's all mid-twelfth century, nothing from the 11th century which means that it can't be a 1066 conquest castle it has to have come from this King Stephen reign of anarchy
      Tony: And if it was an Anarchy castle that was put up in a hurry then that would explain why it's not on the records because it would have been pulled down again really quickly once the anarchy was over
      Mary-Ann: And also that's not to say that it wasn't a massive timber structure, they built it to mean it, but it also would explain why there wouldn't have been documentary evidence. People weren't sitting down scribbling notes about what was going on where. It was a pretty chaotic time. The history and the archaeology are actually fitting together.
      Tony: Which they don't often do