Category Archives: Archaeology

Castleton Dig Diary – New Hall and test pits

De-turfing began at the New Hall site on 8th May to mark out a large trench about 9m x 9m   Then quickly got down to the smaller 2016 trench   During the next week some really nice features were … Continue reading

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Castleton Dig 2017 – photo diary

Day 1 on the Spital Field – the team assembles The 2017 trench was laid out to overlap several trenches dug in previous years, and to investigate new ground to the south and west in order to locate the south … Continue reading

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2017 Archaeology dates

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

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Castleton Dig Diary 2016

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

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Castleton Dig Diary 2016

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

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Castleton Dig Diary 2016

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

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Castleton garden yields medieval drinks vessel

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

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