Location: Bainbridge, nr Leyburn, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England
Dates: Week 1: 9th to 13th Sept 2019. Week 2: 16th to 20th Sept 2019
Cost: £250 per person
Age: 16(+) but please email to discuss regarding 15 yrs and under
Training / Experience: No experience required
Accommodation: None.
Organization: Mercian Archaeological Services CIC
Name: Andy Gaunt or Sean Crossley
Address: Staffordshire House, Beechdale Road, Nottingham, NG8 3FH
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07512 845 291


  • We will be concentrating our excavations on the possible medieval manorial complex, to the north of the late Bronze Age hillfort, which has been identified from earthworks and recently discovered pottery
  • All techniques offered on the course are taught and experienced throughout the week, a mixture of theory sessions and hands on training from our Archaeological experts.
  • Topics covered in the ‘classroom’ sessions will include site formation and processes, stratigraphic excavation, context sheets, drawing and photography, alongside a Pottery Identification Training seminar.

Sheep on Bainbridge Hillfort (Credit: Mercian Archaeological Services CIC)