Location: Ovingdean, near Brighton
Dates: Mid-April to end of October 2018
Cost: Free, but must be a member of the society (£15 full or £7.50 student).
Age: Minimum age 17, with parental consent.
Training / Experience: No experience necessary
Accommodation: None provided.
Organization: Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society
Name: John Funnell
Address: 18 Reeves Hill, Coldean, Brighton, BN1 9AS
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01273 607 127 or 07789 245 106


Excavations of a Late Iron Age ditched enclosure.

Rocky Clump is a Romano-British site. Excavations in the field to the north of the copse of trees, called Rocky Clump, revealed pits, post holes and ditches dated from the 1st to the early 4th century AD. Excavations to the south of the copse have revealed an enclosure with ditches measuring 3 metres in width. Finds suggest that this is an earlier phase of the site and has produced Late Iron Age finds and some baby burials. The new excavations will investigate the east end of the enclosure and its complex entrance, and parts of the enclosure interior.


  1. Mike Parfitt
    June 27, 2016 @ 11:13 am

    I would like to volunteer with the dig in Ovingdean. I live just over the hill in Rottingdean and I’m retiring in August ’16.
    How do I join the society?


  2. CA
    June 27, 2016 @ 1:51 pm

    Hi Mike,

    You can contact the Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society on the details listed towards the top of the page, under ‘Contact’. Their website is:

    Best wishes,

    The CA Team


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