Kannanur was the capital of the Hoysala kings during 13thcentury CE. It is now called Samayapuram and it is situated in Tiruchirappalli District.

The excavation was conducted to trace the old passage of the channel supplying water to Kannanur. The excavation yielded a large number of coarse red ware besides a few sherds of Chinese celadon ware, medieval roof tiles of various types, few terracotta beads, glass bangles, studs and a large number of iron nails.

Tentatively the date for the brick structures and the water channel is assignable to 13th-14thcenturies CE.