Location: Upper Lodges Car Park, Ditchling Road, above Stanmer Park, Brighton, BN1 9QB
Dates: Two days a week from 4th April 2020 until Mid-October 2020: Wednesdays and Saturdays starting at 10 am and finishing at 4 pm.
Cost: Free, but must be a member of the society in order to attend ALL activities: the annual membership fee is £20 per adult and £10 per student.
Age: Minimum age 17
Training / Experience: No previous experience required
Accommodation: None provided.
Organization: Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society
Name: John Funnell
Address: 18 Reeves Hill, Coldean, Brighton, BN1 9AS
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: Pete: 07949671584 or John: 07789245106


Excavations at Rocky Clump uncovering an Iron Age granary building. [Image: Pete Tolhurst]

The Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society is open to all whatever their experience. You will need to be a member to participate, which is £20 full or £10 student, and are advised to have a current tetanus. You can join via the website www.brightonarch or come along to an event and fill in an application form, but you please note that you must pay the total membership fee applicable to you, before you are allowed to participate in the excavation/activities.

The BHAS have been excavating at Rocky Clump, Stanmer, near Brighton. The site is a Late Iron Age/Romano-British site. It consists of a very large enclosure and we have found evidence for a grain storage building/granary, a grain storage pit, almost 2 metres deep, and a number of baby burials. There are plenty of finds of pottery, animal bones and flint work. The new digging season begins on Saturday April 4th 2020.


  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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