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.
Registration opens at 23-05-2017 20:33
Registration closes at 22-07-2017 20:33
Max Participants: 151
- Carl Tough
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Registration is currently closed.