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2022 Hyde900 Group Dig – Present Archaeology


Young and old volunteers finding the remains of the abbey cloisters in the 2021 Hyde900 Community Dig
Younger and previous volunteers discovering the stays of the abbey cloisters within the 2021 Hyde900 Group Dig (Credit score: Hyde900)

Hyde900 will as soon as once more be placing on their annual group dig on the positioning of Hyde Abbey, the ultimate resting place of Alfred the Nice. Earlier digs have uncovered the stays of the church and cloisters within the gardens of prepared residents, who dwell in what was the Inside Shut of the abbey. Finds embrace a lot of the supplies of development of the abbey, which was largely destroyed within the years following the Dissolution. Latest digs have revealed the huge foundations of the church and cloisters of the abbey. All trenches excavated have contained moulded stone, tiles and different stays of the abbey and the 18th century jail which was subsequently constructed over the positioning of the abbey church.

The dig is open to all aged 5 and upwards who can participate in 2-hour periods. Prices per session are £12, diminished to £8 for Hyde900 members (membership could be taken out on the time of reserving). Kids underneath 11 are free, however all underneath 18 must be accompanied by a accountable grownup. These fascinated with participating can register their curiosity on the Hyde900 web site: www.hyde900.org.uk


Location: Cloister space of Hyde Abbey Winchester
Area: South East
Time interval: Medieval
Lodging supplied: No
Stage of expertise required: None, throughout 5 years previous welcomed (underneath 18 should be accompanied by a accountable grownup)
Educational credit score obtainable: No
Further on-excavation actions: Exhibition of the historical past of the realm beforehand occupied by Hyde Abbey and the 18C jail. Show of finds from earlier digs.
Age restrict: 5+, significantly welcome youngsters if accompanied by a accountable grownup
Dates: August 18 – 21
Value: Value per 2 hour session is £12 until you’re a member of Hyde900, through which case the price is £8. Kids 11 and underneath are free.
Contact title: David Spurling
Contact handle: Silverstream, Bedfield Lane, Headbourne Worthy, Winchester, SO23 7JQ
Contact phone: 07831 618746
Contact e-mail: [email protected]
Web site handle: www.hyde900.org.uk
Social media:
Instagram: @Hyde900org
Twitter: @Hyde900org
Fb: @Hyde900

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