Category Archives: The Hospital of St Mary in the Peak

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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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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Dig 2015: Final update

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

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Dig 2015: Week Two Update

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

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A Racing Start for the 2015 Dig

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

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The Hospital of Blessed Mary: Colin Merrony: 17 April 2014

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

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