For this event which is of Saxon origin, our dig consists of 100 acres of open pasture and woodland spread across 11 paddocks open with woodland and ancient park in Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire.
Chalfont St Peter is a village and civil parish in Chiltern district in south-east Buckinghamshire, England. It is in a group of villages called The Chalfonts which also includes Chalfont St Giles and Little Chalfont.
At the time of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 949 there was no distinction made between the three separate villages: the whole area was known as Ceadeles funtan, which is Anglo-Saxon meaning Caedele’s Fountain. The villages were however separated by 1237 when in manorial rolls Chalfont St Peter was referred to as Chalfund Sancti Petri.
Chalfont St Peter, in the hundred and deanery of Burnham, lies about five miles from Amersham, on the road to London, and nearly six miles from Uxbridge in Middlesex. The manor, which belonged to Missenden Abbey, was granted in 1536 to Robert Drury.
The village was first recorded around the seventh Century as an Anglo Saxon settlement along the river Misbourne by a spring and was called ‘Caedeles Funta’.
Please note: This will be a popular event due to its location and history. If you register, you are expected to attend. If you fail to attend without notifying us via the web contact form, Facebook or other means, you will be removed from the group.
Chalfont St. Peter
Registration opens at 31-12-2016 23:09
Registration closes at 20-02-2017 18:00
Max Participants: 130
Registration is currently closed.