Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Castle Hill, Calne - further excavations

Advance notice - further excavations to take place from 5 to 8 May 2011.

Planning is under way for a further dig on Castle Hill in Calne and details will be sent out as soon as possible. The excavation is to investigate one of the ditches that surround the top of the hill. Its goal is to determine if the ditches are ramparts from the Iron Age, or Medieval defensive structures, or 18th/19th century garden embellishments. The dig using trowels and spades only (no Time Team - type JCBs) will take place from 5 to 8 May 2011.

West Woods Survey - 13 February

Cancelled - to enable everyone to take part in the woodland survey at Tidcombe Gate, Great Bedwyn on 12 February instead!

Monday, 7 February 2011

12 February - Woodland Survey

Tidcombe Gate - south of Great Bedwyn, Bedwyn Brails, next to the area where the conduit house was discovered. Meet 10am - car parking in the field behind Hill Barn Farm.

There are lumps and bumps in the woods next to the conduit house which could be buildings concerned with building the house, then again could be earlier, a survey will give us a clue!

Car Park 281619, drive through the farm to the field behind.

Beginners welcome.

Bring lunch and wet gear, unless it's a monsoon the survey will take place!