ROYAL WOOTON BASSETT camping weekend 15-17th June!

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This exciting event is taking place on almost 200 acres of pasture which includes an area of ridge and furrow.

Just 2 miles South of Royal Wooton Bassett, we are expecting this one to reveal the goods!

As usual with our camping events, there will be toilets and catering on site and further updates will be made available as the event date draws nearer.

Wodeton settlement
AD 681 is usually taken as the starting point for recorded history of Wootton Bassett, then known as Wodeton, it being referred to in that year in a Malmesbury Abbey charter granting land to the Abbot.

Archaeological discoveries in the area tend to confirm the tradition that the original “Wodeton” (Settlement in the wood – i.e. in Bradon Forest) was near the present Dunnington Road[citation needed]. Allegedly under continuous occupation throughout Celtic and Romano-British periods, the land was granted in 681 AD to Malmesbury Abbey. Further grants of land nearby appear in the records from time to time, but of Wodeton itself we hear no more until it was sacked by the marauding Danes in 1015, whereupon the survivors decided to move uphill to the site of the present High Street.

Domesday Book
Wootton Bassett is mentioned in the Domesday Book[4] where it was noted that Miles Crispin held the rights and these included “land for 12 ploughs…a mill…and 24 acres (9.7 ha) of meadow…33 acres of pasture and woodland which is two leagues by a league”. It was said to be worth nine pounds.

If you would like to attend this event, please click on the register tab below. Please ensure this is validated. It will state clearly that you are regosetred for the event. The list of other attendees is now no longer visible, we have a new website under construction and this os a temporary measure.


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 finds of this nature not reported will result in the finders details being passed to the relevant authority.

If you can no longer attend after registering for the event please UN REGISTER, failure to do so can result in you being blocked from all future LGD events.


This event is £50 for the weekend, arrivals from Friday noon, departure Monday pre-noon. Day visitors £20 per day, full members £15 on presentation of LGD membership card. Don’t forget, TWO STAMPS on your free dig loyalty card,



Royal Wootton Bassett Full Weekend Register


Please register on this list if you wish to camp for the weekend. Ths is not for day visitors!

Registration opens at 27-03-2018 22:22

Registration closes at 14-06-2018 23:00

Max Participants: 200

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Royal Wootton Bassett Saturday Only


Please register here if you wish to attend on Saturday as a day visitor!

Registration opens at 27-03-2018 22:24

Registration closes at 15-06-2018 23:00

Max Participants: 100

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Royal Wootton Basset Sunday Only


Please only register here if yiu wish to attend as a day visitor on Sunday!

Registration opens at 27-03-2018 22:26

Registration closes at 16-06-2018 22:26

Max Participants: 100

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  1. Profile photo of Les Griffiths

    Les Griffiths


    I would like to come to this event for both days as I only live 20 mins away, was a member but awaiting to rejoin so if I register am I able to pay membership on the day. Or when if possible?

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      Hi Les, we have opened this event up to non-members to make it fairer to those who registered prior to our new membership rule comng in, so your membeship isnt due until 1st July.

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