This event is being held on 70 acres of grazed pasture at Churchstoke, Powys.
The placename identifies it as a farm (or settlement) with a church; recorded as ‘Cirestoc’ in 1086 in The Domesday Book.
Churchstoke is the home of the church of St. Nicholas The layout of the churchyard and its location immediately above the River Camlad suggests an early medieval origin. In 1881 the interior was laid out in its present form and the church was rededicated to St. Nicholas (having previously been dedicated to St. Mary).
The church has a 13th-century square tower at the western end, reduced in height in 1812 with a typical Montgomeryshire style timber-framed belfry and a pyramidal roof which was re-tiled with oak roof shingles in 2005.
The tower was used as a place of refuge during 14th century feuds and later in English Civil War battles. In 1646 the Parliamentarians attacked the Royalists who were planning to stay overnight at Churchstoke. The Royalists took refuge in the church and in the ensuing battle the Parliamentarians set fire to the church door forcing the Royalists to surrender so plenty of interesting history for our dig!
The cost for this event is £15 for our fully paid uo members and £20 for non-members/guests.
Please note, it’s only £20 to join Lets Go Digging and you get a fiver off each dig you do with us so along with all the other benefits, discounts on detectors etc etc, it’s daft not to join us!
if you would like to attend this event, please register below and remember, if you find you cannot attend for any reason, DE-REGISTER! Failure to comply with this will result in you being removed from LGD and restricted from attending future events.
Civil War Dig
Registration opens at 08-11-2017 12:42
Registration closes at 24-11-2017 12:42
Max Participants: 120
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