Two 5-day Field Schools, for people already familiar with the basic techniques of archaeological excavation and recording, will run from Saturday 12th to Wednesday 16th August and from Saturday 26th to Wednesday 30th August 2017.

Places are open to those who have attended one of the July ‘Taster Weekends’, and to diggers from other sites who are keen to develop their existing skills under expert supervision. Our aim is to involve students as fully as possible in further excavating, examining, recording and interpreting the remains of the brick-built mansion, and associated features and structures, which are being revealed on the site.

Supervision will be given by professional archaeologists assisted by highly experienced volunteers, who all know the site very well.

Students excavating complex wall foundations on the site of the Tudor Copped Hall (Photo: West Essex Archaeological Group / Andrew Madeley).