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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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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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