Tag: North West

North West

Epiacum

Dig-IT at Epiacum

The Roman Fort of Epiacum lies at the heart of an unspoiled, archaeologically rich landscape with features from prehistory through to post-medieval. In 2012 an English Heritage LiDAR survey revealed evidence of continuous human habitation through 2000 years. Trenches will be excavated to identify earthwork features suspected to be from various periods within the same […]

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The Lancaster Hoard

The north west has been dismissed as a Bronze Age blank spot for far too long. Choose this dig to help set the record straight and prove that it was actually a complex ritual landscape, full of burial mounds and impressive offerings. Let’s show ‘em! DigVentures is an innovative social enterprise committed to developing and […]

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Lowes, Bury Archaeological Group

The site at Lowes Tenement lies on an important part of the historic landscape of Walmersley. It contains evidence of human activity from prehistoric to early medieval times at the Bronze Age cairn on Whitelow Hill, approximately 350 metres east of Lowes. Park Farm, 150 metres south-west of Lowes, marks the birthplace of John Kay, […]

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Poulton Research Project

The Poulton Project is a multi-period rural excavation 5 miles south of Chester, which has produced extensive evidence for 10,000 years of human activity. The site was discovered during the search for a lost Cistercian Abbey, when excavation unexpectedly revealed the foundations of a medieval Chapel and associated graveyard, with an estimated 2000 burials. Continual […]

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Maple Lime Kilns Community Dig

A chance to be involved with this once in a lifetime dig at Marple’s hidden scheduled monument built with gothic architectural detail and including workers housing, its own tramway and canal arms. We’re going to excavate in front of the kiln tunnels, and need volunteers to help us! We’re expecting to find evidence of the […]

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Wilmslow Community Archaeology

A small group founded in 2006, Wilmslow Community Archaeology are currently engaged on a study of the multi-period parish church, St Bartholomew,  and a churchyard survey.  Their aim is to gain an understanding of the parish of Wilmslow by pairing  the known historical records with findings from the archaeological methods used in their fieldwork. The […]

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Samuel Oldknow’s Mellor Mill

A hands-on opportunity to help excavate the remains of Samuel Oldknow’s Mansion, Mellor Lodge. It forms part of his Mellor Mill industrial complex. The Mill stood on the banks of the River Goyt for 100 years before fire destroyed it in 1892, is one of three historic landmarks that are part of a project between […]

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Bury Archaeological Group

Established in 1953, this local group co-operates with the Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit to carry out documentary research, geophysical survey and fieldwalking. Small scale excavations have been under way at the site of Gristlehurst Hall since 2003, to which volunteers are warmly welcomed. Their current dig takes place at Lowes Tenement, close to Park Farm […]

Lancashire Archaeological Society

Lancashire Archaeological Society provides an annual programme of seven regular lecture meetings and talks through the winter months and three or four guided walks, outings or visits during summer. Members’ interests are diverse and range from professional and academic to dilettante and recreational. Once a year the AGM and Members’ Meeting provides an opportunity for […]

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Friends of Castleshaw Roman Forts

The Friends of Castleshaw Roman Forts is a group set up to help look after the Roman forts of the Castleshaw area and to get people involved in the various initiatives and events which have come out of the Castleshaw Working Party’s Conservation Management Plan. In 1958, the importance of Castleshaw as an upland national […]

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