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

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Good evening all! The postcode for tomorrow is WR10 2LZ. This will take you to the Vale Golf Club, they have enough holes so we are not digging there, do NOT turn in to their drive ;). As you pass this on your right, drive to the end of the road to a T-junction, turn right and we are a few 100 yards further along on the left. (Signs out)
Now, a little update for those attending: We are in a sort of epicentre of a few nearby areas of interest, a major excavation being one that was carried out by Time Team, we have an Iron Age fort to another side of us, a Motte and Bailey to another side. The 12th Century St. Michaels church can be seen from our permission too. The entrance to one of the fields is through an area of ridge and furrow and we have a vast area of stubble ( with an eyes only, believed to be piece of Roman tile found and displayed by Morley in the pics) available to all. A few footpaths crossing too. One of the fields, which we are parking in, the grass is a little longer than we would have liked but it will be asily detectable for those with certain detectors. Saying that, there’s loads even without it. Please have a read through the report below and watch the video, it will give you an idea of our surroundings. Please all drive carefully tomorrow morning and have a safe journey. Arrivals from 07:30 please, there will be a briefing at 08:25 followed by a mad dash for the fields :) We have hot and cold drinks available from arrival but please ensure you bring packed lunches.


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 near Evesham on fields freshly cut for silage. Most have been ploughed on rotation. Exact location will be announced on Saturday prior to the dig.

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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  1. Profile photo of TERRY


    May 23, 2017

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

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        June 30, 2017

        Sorry Chris Myself and Howie 26 are now unable to attend please take us of the list Thanks

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        jay swenson

        July 10, 2017

        Sorry Chris, i have just found out i have to drive my Daughter around wedding dress shops & cannot get out of it.

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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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    David a Boswell

    June 23, 2017

    High Joan I put on a few weeks ago I’d like to bring a relative whoes here from New Zealand I have insurance arranged for as he’s here for a month just need to borrow a detector is this ok ?
    Da boswell

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    Matt Guy

    July 17, 2017

    Hi Chris could you please add me and the missus to the reserve list as I’d love to attend but as you can see it’s full. We will definitely attend without failure.


    Kind regards
    Matt Guy.

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    Mark Godefroy

    July 17, 2017

    Hello all. I was wondering when we might receive some more details about the dig location in Evesham. I’m registered for the dig but not sure exactly where to go yet. Can anyone help me out?

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    David a Boswell

    July 18, 2017

    Looking forward to eversham on Sunday long way from Sheffield but it looks good when is the post code up ?see you all sunday

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    Danny portman

    July 18, 2017

    Hi Joe/chris il be attending this dig it my second rally I came to the wem dig I found a early Roman terret ring which at the time I didn’t realise what it was. Shall I bring it along with me so you can photograph it…looking forward to Sunday… Dan

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      Joanne Boyce

      July 18, 2017

      Hi Danny, yes please that would be great if you can, Have you informed the FLO? As it will need recording. Look out for Paul on Sunday and he will assist you if needed. See you Sunday Joe

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    Thomas john

    July 19, 2017

    Hi, I’ve booked on for this dig. Could I please add my Dad as a guest? He is a paid up member also but there are no spaces available to book on. Thanks in advance.

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    July 20, 2017

    hi could you give me the post code friday night as i am driving up sat morning (hotel) 07940-728-616 my No
    thanks eddie…………..

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    July 20, 2017

    Have had to un register. Could you please remove AndyG (number 130) also as he can not make it.

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    July 21, 2017

    Sorry going to have to pull out, got to work :-(

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    July 22, 2017

    please would it be possible for you to supply me with my membership renel card at the dig on Sunday ?

    Many Thanks

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    July 22, 2017

    please could you confirm briefing time, so I can plan my journey.

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    July 23, 2017

    great day out lizzy hammered 1914 penny horse harness boss and a win on the raffle thanks lets go digging hoggybeers xxx

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    July 23, 2017

    Thank u everybody for organising this rally. The weather held out. Cheers. Junior and millysmagic.

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