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Archaeology Section: Visits in 2023

Evening visit to Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd (PCA)dig at Winchester: Thursday 31st August at 6.00 pm.

Pre-Construct Archaeology have invited Field Club members to an exclusive visit to part of their Central Winchester Regeneration dig. The site has good potential for Post-Medieval, Medieval, Saxon, Roman and even earlier occupation. Some of the site may have waterlogging with possible preservation of organic remains.

Join us on this free member tour as we explore this potentially rich site in the company of professional archaeologists who will guide us around the processes they use to explore and unearth the past.

Evening visit to Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd (PCA)dig at New Alresford: Thursday 20th July at 6.00 pm.

PCA are excavating a Bronze Age and Anglo-Saxon burial site in advance of development. This year they are examining a site to the south-east of New Alresford adjacent to Sun Lane . Hampshire Field Club members have been invited to the site for an exclusive view of what seems to be a multi-phase burial site. There is evidence for three Bronze Age barrows and burials, some of which may be Anglo-Saxon. Geophysical survey has proved the potential of the site, and excavation in June and July will prove the detail. There was the chance to explore a small aspect of the story of this Hampshire town.

Morning visit to visit to Winterborne Kingston excavations – Thursday 29th June 11am

Following this year’s David Johnston Memorial Lecture, given by Paul Cheetham, Bournemouth University are continuing their exploration of the Durotriges (and others) landscape in Dorset. The Field Club had an exclusive visit and guided tour of their excavations.

Skeleton discovered during an earlier excavation at Winterbourne Kingston

This Iron Age “town” has been dubbed “Duropolis”. The 2022 visit charged our interest even more and we look forward to new dates and new revelations.

The tour was free to HFC members, but we would be most grateful if you could contribute at the dig itself. Proceeds go to the people who most deserve it – the student diggers. For those unable to attend on this weekday, there is a public Open Day on Sunday 2nd July.

Watch a video on the 2022 excavation on the University of Bournemouth website. Or read an article on the BBC website, with links to further stories.

Evening visit to WARG dig at IBM Hursley: Thursday 15th June

HFC had a free, exclusive evening viewing of the third and final year of WARG's excavations in the grounds of Hursley Park on Thursday 15th June 2023 at 6pm. WARG are continuing their excavation of the foundations of a substantial brick-built house dating to the 17th century, with connections to Richard Cromwell; foundations of an earlier timber-framed house of Tudor date on the same site; and stratigraphy relating to the earlier use of the site as the Bishop of Winchester's deer park.


Any questions about the Archaeology Section?
Then email Chris Sellen
Chris Sellen, Archaeology Section Chair
c/o 40 Merrieleas Drive, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2FN
tel 07507263500 (daytime)