The postcode for tomorrows event in West Hendred is OX12 8QU. You will be driving uo the Ridgeway path, there will be signs to guide you in. Please do not arrive prior to 14:30. See you all tomorrow.
UPDATE!!! 400 ACRES OF STUBBLE AND CULTIVATED LAND, DOGS NOW ALLOWED ON CAMPING AREA ONLY, AVAILABILITY NOW INCREASED TO 300 ATTENDEES!!! CAMPERS CAN STAY UNTIL MONDAY, ARRIVAL AFTER 2:30 DETECTING AREA AVAILABLE FOR CAMPERS VERY LIKELY!!!!
This event is NOT TO BE MISSED!
Saturday 200 Acres right on the RIDGEWAY and Sunday, 200 acres adjacent to the superb land we had on the last visit! This is ALL NEW, UNDETECTED and likely to produce yet more stunning finds like the ones below, just a few of many more shown in the video further down!
This event will be CAMPING ONLY. ***
Our first visit to this permission had over 150 people booked in and many disappointed members who left it too late booking, so if you want to make sure you are on this dig, get your name down as soon as possible!
The cost for this weekend will be just £45 which will include camping from Friday to Sunday, toilet facilities provided, catering on-site and We will start each day at 08:20 with a briefing and onto the fields for 08:30.
This is the video of the last visit, take a look at just SOME of the finds that were shown in just one days detecting! From SAXON to MEDIEVAL and ROMAN TO GEORGIAN, from BRONZE TO SILVER and LEAD to GOLD, just about every era and every type of metal came up on this dig!
For those of you who didn’t manage to make this permission on the last visit, the earliest reference to West Hendred is the granting of several hides of land to ‘Thegn Brihtric’ by Eadwig in AD 955 and by Edgar the Peaceful in AD 964 to Abingdon Abbey. In 1538 Corpus Christi College, Oxford became the Lord of the Manor. The college still owns considerable land in the village and surrounding area.
The Church of England parish church of the Holy Trinity is a 13th-century building on the site of a former wooden Saxon church, with small flying buttresses and a series of carved sundials on the wall outside.
The most notable historical element of the church is the floor tiling. These are good examples, if worn, of medieval tiles. Holy Trinity is a Grade I listed building as it is predominantly representative of one phase of building.
The Icknield Way https:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icknield_Way.org/wiki/Icknield_Way and The Ridgeway cross the parish in the south.
***This is due to the farmers concerns over traffic volume. He has stated once you arrive, you’re there to stay!
He has also made it clear that no dogs are allowed due to his concerns over livestock contracting disease from faeces.
For any that would have liked to attend for one day, we will be arranging at least two weekends at Brightwalton this year.
Please book your camping weekend below. Only add your name if you are able to camp!
Please remember, to avoid any confusion –
NO DOGS/NO DAY VISITORS!
CATERING/TOILETS ON SITE, 12 HOURS PER DAY DETECTING! COST £45 FOR WEEKEND, KIDS FREE!
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR NCMD / FID CARD AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION
West Hendred Camping Only
THIS IS A CAMPING ONLY WEEKEND. PLEASE DO NOT ADD YOUR NAME IF YOU CANNOT STAY FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND!!!
Registration opens at 06-03-2017 21:24
Registration closes at 18-08-2017 21:24
Max Participants: 300
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