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Category Archives: Archaeology
Archaeology will begin again in Castleton from Monday May 8th 2017, when Colin returns with his First Year Archaeology students from Sheffield University. We expect that work will continue for four weeks. If you would like to know more, or … Continue reading
Weeks 3 and 4: New Hall trench, other trenches & test pits Angela Darlington New Hall trench The Methodist Chapel was built on the lands where a Tudor house named New Hall once stood. It was built c.1500 by the … Continue reading
Weeks 3 and 4 Angela Darlington Spital Field continued……….. The Spital field, where burials probably linked to the medieval hospital have been found in previous years, was the focus of this year’s dig. The aim this year was to find … Continue reading
Weeks 1 and 2 Monday May 9th dawned bright and sunny for the arrival of Colin and a lot of first-year Archaeology students in a big white van, plus a number of volunteers. The main focus for the first week … Continue reading
Sherds of pottery found in a garden in Castleton have been identified as part of a medieval splash glazed vessel of a type last made at the end of the 13th Century. Photos & a report of this find are shown … Continue reading
A drain to dye for, further developments at the burial site and a lovely flint. Spital Field yields a few more hints of the past. The full report of the final week of the dig can be read here:- Update Saturday … Continue reading