Cerne Abbey

Cerne Abbas, Dorset Cerne Abbas, Dorset, United Kingdom

Founded in AD 987 by Æthelmaer the Stout, Cerne Abbey sits at the feet of the famous chalk-cut figure of a club-wielding giant that dominates the village of Cerne Abbas. Ground Penetrating Radar survey has provided the first-ever evidence for the medieval abbey, and potentially its Anglo-Saxon predecessor beneath. Excavation this summer will investigate these results, targeting buildings potentially belonging to the abbey precinct and exploring for the earlier 10th-century monastery below.