Week 1 of Newbarns Season 2015

The Season is now well underway at Newbarns.   Here two of our volunteer diggers are opening up a new part of the trench.

 

We hope to publish regular updates and photographs/ video as this season continues.

Rob-and-Brandon-web

Not long to go

Monday 29th June sees the start of the 2015 Digging Season.   Work is underway to get the site ready for the season, and there is still time to sign up to dig!

Ingleston Update 2009

Ingleston Motte 2009 update Excavation has continued on the south-western area of the Motte. This is showing further evidence of the position of the floor area of the main tower. Current excavation is being carried out to ascertain the perimeter of the south-west defences. Problems have arisen as a result of soil erosion in this area. On the north-east edge, the lowest level of previously excavated areas is now showing evidence of the base of the first tower, and the possibility of a fallen major structural beam is now being examined, this being in the form of charcoal. Finds at this early stage of the season has included further medieval nails, rivet heads and assorted pottery. Robert McCubbin Site Director, Ingleston.