Conwy Vicarage Garden

View from the Church Tower

Excavation has taken place in the gardens of the vicarage in the middle of Conwy. One of the trenches revealed significant stone walls which have been dated to the pre-Edwardian occupation of the site. Part of the site was dug, by Laurence Butler in 1961, however, his interpretation that all of the buildings were from early in the Edwardian phase of the town (about AD 1283-4) proved to be misguided. C14 samples suggests that at least some of the walls date from between the mid twelfth and early thirteenth centuries and was therefore possibly associated with the precinct of Aberconwy Abbey