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Programme of Events 2018-19


Page updated(25-10-18):

Indoor Foray on 3 November 2018
at 11:00am
Woolpack Inn, Hailsham Rd, HERSTMONCEUX, BN27 4LJ

Details below


Sat 10 November at 10.00am:
Last excavation of 2018 but will be re-starting in Spring 2019

Great Park Wood Excavation
Great Park Wood, Brede
grid ref TQ 853 190.
Lat: 50.940664N Long: 0.636124E
The nearest postcode is TN31 6BG

Latest news: The site has been dated by pottery finds to late iron age to early roman

Great Park Wood is located south of the B2089 about 2 miles east of the crossing with the A28 at Broad Oak Brede. Parking is through a gate directly off the B2089. The entrance will be marked each day. If you see the signs for Udimore you will have passed the entrance. The excavation site is about 200 metres from the parking area downhill across a grass field.

For further information please contact Bob Turgoose on 01424 882657. In the event of bad weather on the selected days please call Bob to check if work is going ahead.


Winter Meeting

Sat 2 February 2019
2-30 Nutley Memorial Hall
Two presentations on local Romano-British excavations. Greg Chuter, East Sussex County Archaeologist, and David Millum, of the Culver Archaeological Project, on the excavations at Arlington and Wellingham, both Roman roadside settlements with an iron-making component.


Programme of forays for 2018-19

Indoor Foray on 3 November 2018
at 11:00am
Woolpack Inn, Hailsham Rd, HERSTMONCEUX, BN27 4LJ

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss options for forays in coming months.

Tim Smith will talk about his work on the Historic Environment Records at The Keep. This has revealed some uncertainty about the location of some sites that forays might be able to resolve.

Gerry Crawshaw will talk about locating Tudeley furnace, a well-documented medieval site but not yet located.

Bob Turgoose will indicate some locations of promise for iron industry remains based on geology which appear not to have been visited or recorded.

Please come with your suggestions of places we should visit


What is a Foray?
A foray includes field walking to identify possible iron-working sites. In favourable cases, this is followed up by excavation to further explore the layout of the site and to find dating evidence.

View a short VIDEO of a Foray (16Mb) - it may take a while to download.