Location: Harpswell, Lincolnshire
Dates: Monday 19th June until Saturday 15th July 2017 (inclusive)
Cost: £200 per week
Age: 18+
Training / Experience: None necessary, training provided.
Accommodation: No- accommodation at the university can be arranged for an additional fee, however.
Organization: Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln
Name: Dr Duncan Wright
Address: Bishop Grosseteste University Longdales Road Lincoln LN1 3DY
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01522 583774
Web:;; Twitter: @bgu_archaeology @bgu_lincoln


Attendees will be instructed in a wide range of fieldwork skills, delivered by experienced academic and professional archaeologists. (Photo: Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln).[/caption]

The Lincoln Archaeological Field School is open to volunteers who wish to gain excavation experience in a supportive and enjoyable learning environment.

This summer, the Field School will continue its investigation of the medieval settlement and landscape of Harpswell, located about 12 miles north of the historic city of Lincoln. Excavation promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s and will revisit the site of a suspected high-status or manorial residence and its associated precinct. The highlight of the 2016 investigation was the uncovering of a substantial masonry structure, which appears to have been part of a formal walkway or approach.

The main aim of the 2017 excavation is to discover where the route led to, with the tantalising prospect that it is the approach to a residence of the Archbishop of York, known to have existed at Harpswell during the medieval period. All training is given by qualified and experienced staff. Practical on-site training will be complimented by a number of workshops both on site and in the University’s Archaeology Lab. The Lincoln Archaeological Field School seeks to answer key questions about this fascinating site and reconstruct its largely unknown Roman, medieval and later history.