Evesham Roman & Medieval Dig 23rd July. 100+ acres of freshly cut silage and pasture.

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Please note: We expect all finds to be shown for photographing, all items considered treasure for the finder to provide identification and a contact number. Whilst it is not our responsibility to report items of treasure found on our digs, we will advise the finder to do so and expect confirmation it has been done. And find of this nature not reported will entail the finders details being passed to the relevant authority.


This event will take place on Sunday July 23rd on fields freshly cut for silage. Most have been ploughed on rotation.

Please read all the information below and do your own research as I have only touched on it!!!


The Battle of Evesham was fought on the morning of the 4th August 1265, between the forces of a number of rebel barons led by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester and the army of King Henry III, under his son Prince Edward (the future King Edward I).
De Montfort’s rebel forces of around 6,000 men were trapped in Evesham by a Royal army of at least twice this number. Despite being heavily outnumbered, de Montfort charged his cavalry into the enemy ranks in an attempt to split the royal forces.
The battle lasted for some hours before finally turning into a bloody massacre. Both de Montfort and his son Henry were killed, along with around 4,000 of his soldiers.

We have various areas of interest on this permission which will be announced at the briefing.

There are no restrictions on the land, it was previously Entry Level Stewardship which has now been withdrawn. This permission is just 10 minutes from Wyre Piddle where excavations revealed prolific Roman remains. 


There is a 12th Century church in the village but it is believed there was one there are as early as 1086.


Just 4 minutes away is Throckmorton. The village is ancient and the earliest extant remains are parts of the church and bell-tower (now a chapelry), dating from the 13th century. Excavations discovered the stone foundations of an even earlier church on the site. The church has no electricity and is lit by gas-lamps and candles.


Just 6 miles away is Pershore, the location of Anglo Saxon Pershore Abbey.


Just 8 minutes away is Church Lench.

The name ‘Lench’, shared by five local villages, comes from an Anglo-Saxon word ‘linch’, meaning ‘rising ground, hill’. There are five Lenches. In descending order of size, they are Church Lench, Rous Lench, Atch Lench, Sheriffs Lench and Ab Lench. Ab Lench is often mistakenly called ‘Abbots Lench’, but this is due a clerical error confusing the name of the village with the fact that the Lenches lands were owned for some time by Evesham Abbey. Ab Lench has never gone by the name Abbots Lench.

The ancient parish of Church Lench appears in the Domesday Book of 1086. Its earliest recorded history reveals that it was a gift by Kenred of Mercia to Evesham Abbey in 708. Its church, All Saints, is currently Church of England, and its earliest recorded priest was in residence in 1086. The 12th-century church was significantly extended during the 14th century and the 15th century. Church Lench has been a farming community for all of its recorded history. The subsoil is lower lias clay, the surface soil is clay and sand.

There is still evidence of medieval furrows in the farmland surrounding the parish church.

Please add your name to the register below to attend. This event is likely to be extremely well attended so please ensure that you notify us if you are unable to attend or remove your details as soon as possible to allow others to attend.

Evesham Roman and Medieval Dig 23rd July.


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    May 23, 2017

    Chris could you please add Howie 26 aswell please as he is not on line Thankyou

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      May 29, 2017

      Same as all day events Paul, £20 for non-members, £15 for members.

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    May 31, 2017

    This will be my first ever dig, so hopefully I won’t embarrass myself to much, lol

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      Joanne Boyce

      May 31, 2017

      Hi Clive, im sure you will be fine, we were all newbies at some point lol, there will be plenty of people there that will help you along if you need it. Joe

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        May 31, 2017

        Thanks Joe, I’ll probably need a bit of advice, but can’t wait to get out there and start. I’m struggling to find permissions in my area, but I suppose it’s the same for us all :-)

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          Joanne Boyce

          May 31, 2017

          Unfortunately yes your in the same position as most of our members but on the upside were a nationwide group so were never restricted to any certain areas which is great as some are harder to get than others. An i have to admit its nice to get a chance to see all different parts of the country every week. Joe

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    June 2, 2017

    Any idea as to the time it kicks off, looked but could not see it

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    June 5, 2017

    Hi Paul / Chris can you please add “bazadig” to the list as Barry is having difficulties , thanks

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    June 9, 2017

    Hello all this is my first dig, do I pay on the day or in advance please.

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      Joanne Boyce

      June 22, 2017

      Hi Phil, welcome to LGD. All single day are events are just pay on the day, we only take a deposit on camping events. Thanks Joe

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      Joanne Boyce

      June 22, 2017

      Hi Karen, thank you for letting us know and yes thats fine, see you both there. Thanks Joe

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    June 11, 2017

    Hi Chris. could I please add a friend to this list?
    His name is Lee Edwards.
    He would also like to come along for the day.

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    david watson

    June 17, 2017

    can i bring my dog with me , hes well behaved ,friendly and be on a lead? hes used to being on rallies and enjoys them.

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      Joanne Boyce

      June 22, 2017

      Hi David, yes of course you can bring your dog subject to the normal rules ie kept on a leash and please clean up after him. It is rare that we have an event where you are unable to bring dogs but if this is ever the case we always state it on the event details beforehand. Thanks Joe

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    June 18, 2017

    Hi Paul / Chris Can you please add AndyG as he has not got access to internet at the moment. Thanks

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    June 19, 2017

    Hi can i please register for my mate mathew we are both full members

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