OX13 6AP Is the postcode. We are camping on GRASS field, not the detecting fields!!!
Good morning all! Well, we’re at the new permission and there’s a BIG Brucie bonus. It ain’t stubble, it’s all cultivated!!! Super looking land and a farmer that really wants to work with us! He’s topping an area especially for the camping and rolling a track across the fields. 100 acres+ per day in a predominantly Saxon area. Today’s going to be a busy one working behind the farmer to get set up as he clears the way. We will also have a large water container in the camping area. Right, we’re all off now to start the set up:). See you all soon!!!
This is a very important announcement regarding the Brightwalton event. On arrival this afternoon, the farmer notified us he hadn’t managed to combine the fields he had for us. Obviously with us being on site ready to start the set up this had left us little option other than to cancel the event. However, rather than let everyone down, we have been calling on and contacting farmers all around the area and we’ve come up trumps. We have secured a few hundred acres of combined stubble in between Steventon and West Hanney which on research, seems to be an area that will certainly offer some consolation to those looking forward to this event. We have confirmed with the landowner that we will be doing the event and hope everyone will join us. Obviously if there are any of our members that do not wish to take advantage of this alternative permission, we will fully understand and all we ask is that you remove your name from the register. Everything else will remain the same as the Brightwalton event. ONLY THE VENUE HAS CHANGED!!!
Please read the details below and myself and Paul both hope to see you this weekend.
In September 2009 a metal detecting club held its annual rally at a site in the parish where one detectorist found a Saxon grave from early in the 7th century ADcontaining the skeleton of a young woman with grave goods including one spindle whorl, two iron knives and two ceramic pots that may have contained food
Near the grave the detectorist found an ornate circular Saxon metal brooch inlaid with gold, garnets and coral. This type of brooch was previously known from Kent, East Anglia, Essex and Bedfordshire but the one from West Hanney is further west than all previously found examples, making it “a find described as of national importance. It has yet to be determined where the brooch may have been made.
The village had a parish church by the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. The earliest part of the present Church of England parish church of Saint James the Great is the nave, built about 1150. The north tower was added later in the 12th century and the south transept is 13th-century. In the 14th century the nave was lengthened westward and the south arcadeand aisle were added. The chancel was rebuilt in the 15th century. In the 19th century the church was restored, the nave was increased in height awith a clerestory, and the south porch was added. The church is a Grade II* listed building.
Steventon Priory was founded early in the 12th century in the reign of Henry I. It was an alien priory, controlled by the Benedictine Bec Abbey in Normandy. In the 14th century alien priories became unpopular with the Crown, and in the reign of Edward III the abbey was allowed to sell Steventon Priory to an English squire, Sir Hugh Calveley.
The Domesday Book of 1086 records a church in the manor of Stevento The earliest part of the present Church of England parish church of St Michael and All Angels is a capital in the south arcade. It is in “stiff-leaf” style, which is an Early English feature. Page and Ditchfield concluded that it dated from about 1220.
In the 14th century St Michael’s was rebuilt in Perpendicular Gothic style and apparently enlarged for Sir Hugh Calveley. The position of the tower is slightly unusual, on the south side of the nave and combined with the porch. The south aisle is of three and a half bays, parallelling the chancel and the eastern part of the nave, and having at its west end an arch into the bottom stage of the tower.
St Michael’s is a Grade I listed building. Its parish is now linked with those of Drayton and Milton.
Steventon Methodist Church
The tower has a ring of six bells. William Yare of Reading, Berkshire cast the fourth and tenor bells in 1613. Henry I Knight, also of Reading, cast the second bell in 1617. Ellis II Knight and Henry III Knight cast the treble bell in 1674. William Taylor of Loughborough cast the third and fifth bells in 1849, presumably at the foundry in Oxford that his family ran until 1854.
Parish church EdThe village had a parish church by the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. The earliest part of the present Church of England parish church of Saint James the Great is the nave, built about 1150. The north tower was added later in the 12th century and the south transept is 13th-century. In the 14th century the nave was lengthened westward and the south arcadeand aisle were added. The chancel was rebuilt in the 15th century. In the 19th century the church was restored, the nave was increased in height awith a clerestory, and the south porch was added. The church is a Grade II* listed building.
The first Brightwalton Camping Weekend for 2017 is here at last! Over 200 acres of previously undetected land is being made available on what has proven to be one of our best permissions to date! We’ve found it all here, Saxon Sceats, Roman bronze and silver. Countless hammered coinage, gold coins, gold rings, you name it. It’s been found here. For this one we are in new territory, previously undetected fields to start us off.
Our last visit was for our Xmas event which can be watched here-
If you would like to attend this weekend, whether camping or as a day visitor, please add your name on the relevant register below. The cost for this event will be £50 for the whole weekend, arrivals will be admitted on the Friday ready to get set up and are welcome to leave on the Monday. There will be toilets on site and full catering facilities. Please ensure you do have a supply of water as we cannot always guarantee easy access although we can usually get enough to keep you going!
THERE WILL BE A DETECTOR ON EACH DAY IN THE RAFFLE!!!
THERE WILL BE ENTERTAINMENT ON FRIDAY NIGHT PROVIDED BY DARREN JONES, COUNTRY AND WESTERN ARTISTE!
Each day will commence with a briefing at 08:25 and detecting will start at 08:30, finishing late.
CAMPING. PLEASE ONLY ADD YOUR NAME TO THE REGISTER BELOW IF YOU WISH TO CAMP. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND ON A DAILY BASIS, PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER ON THE CAMPING!
Please only add your name here if you are camping for the whole weekend. If you are attending firnthe weekend but not camping, book in as a day visitor each day below.
Please add your name here if you are attending as a day visitor
Please add your name here if you are attending as a day visitor