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Sudeley Castle Aerial Photo

Dig the Tudors at Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle has been home to some of the most famous monarchs in English history. It’s where Anne Boleyn stayed with Henry VIII when he decided to dissolve the monasteries, and where Katherine Parr, Henry’s last wife, lived after he died. It’s where Elizabeth I famously celebrated her victory over the Spanish Armada. This epic […]

Location: Sudeley Castle, Cotswolds | Dates: 21st May – 2nd June 2019 | Cost: From £135

digbecket

Dig Becket

Since 2016 Aldington & Romney Archaeology have been engaging in excavations to uncover the story behind Thomas Becket’s palace at Aldington.   Around 800 CE the records at Canterbury state that the original church has been replaced by the first stone church dedicated to St. Martin.  By 1086, the Domesday Book tells us that the […]

Location: Aldington, Kent | Dates: Various from 10th June-30th August. See website for further details. | Cost: Excavation and recording: £100 per day (£450 per week) Surveying: £45 per day Recording: £35 per day Finds processing: £30 per day

Bradgate

Bradgate Park Fieldschool

Excavating Tudor history. In our fifth and final season of the Bradgate Park Fieldschool we will be focussing attention on excavating the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey: the nine days Tudor queen. Our previous excavations within Bradgate House revealed that there is an earlier stone phase beneath the standing brick ruin. Our excavations this […]

Location: Bradgate Park, Leicestershire | Dates: 3rd June – 28th June | Cost: £250 per week, with free transport to and from site each day from the University of Leicester.

ORPINGTON AND DISTRICT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY - Scadbury Manor

Scadbury Moated Manor

This is a long-term on-going dig at Scadbury Moated Manor, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It is located in Scadbury Park, a Local Nature Reserve in Chislehurst, Greater London/Kent. Open Weekend 14th & 15th September 2019

Location: Scadbury Moated Manor, Scadbury Park, Chislehurst, BR7 6PT | Dates: Ongoing, long term excavation. Thursday afternoons and occasional Sunday afternoons | Cost: Free, but must be member of ODAS to take part

ENFIELD ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY - Theobalds and Elsyng Tudor and Jacobean Palaces

Elsyng Palace

The sixteenth season of work at Elsyng, home of Sir Thomas Lovell, Chancellor to Henry VII, and then of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and other monarchs will continue to explore one of the service wings of the royal palace. The 2018 excavation of a complete furnace in the probable boiling house, and of multiple patterned […]

Location: Forty Hall, Enfield | Dates: 16th – 28th July 2019 | Cost: Free but membership of society (£12) required (deadline to join 6th July).