3 Stert Street – exploring a well in 1970

3 Stert Street

Small excavations were carried out in the cellar and back garden of this medieval house when it was being restored in 1970.

A stone wall, a well, Roman and medieval pottery and a medieval bone flute, made from a swan’s bone, were found.

A piece of Roman roof tile has also been found at the property.

Part of a Roman roof tile. (c) Michael Harrison

Published Reference: R.S. Sermon (2020), A Medieval Swan-Bone Flute from Abingdon, Oxoniensia 85, 283-88