Category Archives: The Hospital of St Mary in the Peak

Hospital Dig: Week 3

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

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Visitors Flock to Hospital Dig

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

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The Search for Castleton’s Medieval Hospital goes on … 3

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

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The Search for Castleton’s Medieval Hospital goes on … 2

Some photos showing progress by the middle of Week 2. A stonelined trench & a paved area have been revealed as well as various finds,including fragments of roof tile, animal bonesetc. So far the weather has been kind to us.

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The Search for Castleton’s Medieval Hospital goes on ….

Castleton dig 2013 The dig is on for 4 weeks and week 1 has now passed, during which a 10m x7m trench has been opened on the Spital Field in the on-going search for the medieval hospital. This extends last … Continue reading

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