Tag Archives: Digs

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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Not forgetting the back filling team

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

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The Hospital Dig concludes

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

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Hospital dig takes its toll

Hard work is still in evidence as we approach the final week of the 2013 Hospital Dig.

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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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