The postcode for tomorrow is GL56 0DS. Flags up, signs at entrance, just pull in and follow lane to LGD Reception point
This weekend we will be returning to a farm we have visited a few times in the past year. It has been a popular location for our members and given up excellent finds of Roman and Medieval. This weekends dig is on an area we have not detected previously, so again we expect the usual nice items to be found!
A memory of Moreton, a previous dig!
Moreton means “Farmstead on the Moor” and “in Marsh” is from henne and mersh meaning a marsh used by birds such as moorhens. An alternative suggestion is that ‘Marsh’ is a corruption of ‘March’, early English for boundary.
The Curfew Tower on the corner of Oxford Street is probably 16th century. Its bell was cast in 1633 and its clock was built in 1648.
The earliest evidence of a settlement at Moreton-in-marsh can be found opposite the cricket field. Remains of a rectangular ditch and bank mark a Roman military camp, probably built in 43-50 AD during the Conquest of Britain as a temporary measure to keep control whilst more permanent settlements were established.
The Fosse Way, one of Roman Britain’s most important thoroughfares, runs through the centre of the town, lying about three feet below the level of today’s High Street. Today’s town is situated right on the junction of the Fosse way and the A44 with the Four Shires Stone and its predecessors, lying one mile to the east of the town on the A44, have marked the historical boundaries between what are now the counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire for 12 centuries.
The Church of England parish church of Saint David began as a chapel of ease for Blockley, to which the residents of Moreton had to transport their dead for burial.The early history of the church in Moreton is not clear, but there is evidence that a primitive Celtic place of worship preceded the church on the present site, which had seven springs. The church at Moreton came under the jurisdiction of the Batsford Estate, when that estate was given to the Bishops of Worcester in the 12th century.
Please Register Below. Event will commence at 08:30 and finish at 17:00. Location details will be published here and on Facebook after 6pm on the Saturday prior. Please ensure you have your NCMD cards and ID with you.
Moreton in Marsh
Registration opens at 10-04-2017 13:21
Registration closes at 22-04-2017 23:21
Max Participants: 120
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- Carl Tough
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