Worth Abbey Nr West Sussex – Saturday 9th December – 100 Acres Of Pasture

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This event will be held on the Paddockhurst Estate where Worth Abbey is situated on Saturday 9th December on over 100 acres of pasture and 30 acres of woodland and lots of horse paddocks that are owned by the Benedictine Monastery.


We have all the fields you can see in the pictures below including the fields in the distance . There are two hard standing areas plus wide verges on a quiet lane for direct parking, toilet on site at car park, All this is part of the estate which is over 6000 acres in total, our land surrounds the Abbey & school , which you can see on some of the pictures, please don’t expect to be a few hundred feet from it as it’s fields away but all owned by the abbey and monks. This has never been metal detected before as it has never previously been allowed . This event is now going to be opened up for NON MEMBERS along with paid members due to its vast size and parking availability. On site hot and cold catering will be available to purchase from Nigel @ Foodie Doodies.


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The area has been inhabited since the Stone Age, and was a center of iron working in Roman times. Crawley developed slowly as a market town from the 13th century, serving the surrounding villages in the Weald. Its location on the main road from London to Brighton brought passing trade, which encouraged the development of coaching inns. A rail link to London opened in 1841.


1986 PADDOCKHURST ESTATE I. Paddockhurst was once the home of Robert Whitehead, inventor of the torpedo. He sold the estate to the 1st Viscount Cowdray in 1898. This private estate is now owned by a family trust, consists of 6,000 acres and is to be found on the south west of Turners Hill.

The church in Worth is one oldest churches in the country and has been a place of Christian worship and devotion for well over 1000 years. It is known that the church is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and parts of it have been dated to between AD 950. This all surrounding the paddockhurst estate where the abbey is situated.





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.

The event will start at 9am after a short briefing so please arrive between 8am and 8.45am. Digging finishes at 4.30pm. Parking is on two large car parks and grass verges if needed.

There will catering hot and cold at this event from Nigel @ Foodie Doodies.

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

Non paid members £20
Paid members with a membership card £15
Under 16s free (no need to register)

Worth Abbey Nr West Sussex - Saturday 9th December


100 acres of pasture

This event is open to fully paid members first, if there are still spaces then we will reopen it to non members

Please only register if you are a paid member until we open it non members

Registration opens at 11-11-2017 14:33

Registration closes at 08-12-2017 18:00

Max Participants: 150

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    Hoping for an early comeback! I’m likely to have a realistic view of ‘fitness’ the week before – hope that’s ok

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    hi joanne,
    could you let me know the nearest town to the dig (to book b&b) thanks ….

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    Hi if any space would love to attend conformation be nice so can book time off work

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    Hi Joanne, could you add AndyG as he’s computer has not been sorted yet. Cheers

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    hi jo will we get a map of dig areas please……………….

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