Dates: Wednesday’s and some weekends. April to October 2018.
Cost: Membership £10 (£15 family)
Age: 16+. Under 16’s may be admitted if accompanied by a responsible adult
Training / Experience: No experience necessary
Accommodation: None provided
The site at Lowes Tenement lies on an important part of the historic landscape of Walmersley. It contains evidence of human activity from prehistoric to early medieval times at the Bronze Age cairn on Whitelow Hill, approximately 350 metres east of Lowes. Park Farm, 150 metres southwest of Lowes, marks the birthplace of John Kay, famous benefactor of the cotton industry by his invention of the Flying Shuttle etc.
Situated between the above mentioned sites, the remains of Lowes present a rare medieval-early post medieval link to a comprehensive history vital to local heritage.
This will be our fourth season at Lowes. The excavations of 2015-16 uncovered evidence of the 18th century building and later use of the site. 2017 revealed evidence of early structures on the site, possibly late medieval in date. This year we shall be extending our excavations into new areas with the intention of revealing more of the earlier archaeology.