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Kirkby Hardwick Excavation

User AvatarPosted by Emily Gillott at 21/02/2012 14:41:21
Original floor levels

Excavation Opportunity - Kirkby Hardwick


Phase 2 of the excavations at Kirkby Hardwick begin on Wednesday March 21st.  The excavation is looking at the remains of Kirkby Hardwick house, for which the area is named, which dates from the Tudor period and perhaps earlier.  The house was tragically demolished in the 1960's, but some of the foundations and floor levels remain.  The excavation aims to help us understand the building better, from its origins to its development.  You can see photos from the previous phase of excavation on the website under 'See what we do'.  No experience is required; all welcome! 


21st to 30th March (excluding weekends) - Main excavation.  This will be the main excavation period to investigate the West Range and its interface with the Tudor wall, and also to try and locate the North Range.

2nd to 5th April - Recording week and backfilling.  No excavation will take place during this week, but we will need help to get all the recording and drawing done. 


If you're interested in coming along you must let us know as spaces are limited.  In addition, if you put your name down for every day you may be asked to donate a few days to people who are unable to make every day.  I hope nobody takes offence at this, we just want to provide opportunity for as many people as possible to join in, and don't want to resort to putting hard-and-fast limits on the number of days people can come along for.


The dig day runs from 9.30am to 4pm, and we will meet in the Kirkby Hardwick train station car park in the mornings. There are facilities on site including toilets and hot water, and the parking at the station is free.  Please let us know if you would like to book a space.


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