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Category Archives: Archaeology
Despite some wet & windy weather, further work on the Spital Field site reveals a new drain while the New Hall site yields some lovely paving. More information in the Update report and some photos (click on each photo for … Continue reading
6 trenches (3 each in the Spital Field & the New Hall site behind the Methodist Church) & 2 test pits dug & back filled, all in week one has given this year’s dig a racing start. The following photographs … Continue reading
In spite of the scarcity of Anglo Saxon archaeological sites in the local area, there was much to interest the audience for Dave Barrett’s talk. Read more about the evidence of the sites from this period here:- Talk 19 June … Continue reading
The mystery of Castleton’s Medieval Hospital has emerged slowly and tantalizingly over 7 years. Colin Merrony’s talk drew together the various pieces of evidence, linking together the siting of the discoveries and providing an overall view of the project to date. … Continue reading
Back-filling the trench was a very hot job and a few photos of most of the team are shown here. I wanted to show a series of shots of the diminishing soil pile but sadly due to a fault on … Continue reading
The 2013 Castleton dig is now finished for another season. Thanks to everyone who volunteered or who showed interest in visiting the hospital site. We found many walls and a “corridor”, some medieval pottery, a very strange edging (see photo) … Continue reading
Hard work is still in evidence as we approach the final week of the 2013 Hospital Dig.
Still more walls and distinct corridor continue to be excavated on the hospital site and more medieval pottery than in previous years according to Chris who came along today to inspect the accumulated pot from the past week. Other finds … Continue reading
These visitors seemed very interested in our archaeological activities. Maybe they’d heard about the latest find – a piece of gritstone, worked into a round shape. Suggestions for its original purpose welcomed – most popular so far is ‘a medieval … Continue reading
Friday 28th June Since Sunday there have actually been some nice dry days but I seem to choose the wet and windy days to join the fun (be warned). However, tomorrow the weather is rumoured to improve. Main activities this … Continue reading