Colemere, the Return. 50 acres PLOUGHED, ROLLED AND SEEDED. 13th May.

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DO NOT GO TO LYNEAL HALL FARM WE ARE ON FIELDS ON LYNEAL LANE, THANKS

 

Please be aware there are no toilets or catering at this event so please bring your own refreshments. The post code is SY12 0QG Lyneal Lane please note that’s a zero in the postcode. Thanks

  • This return event is a must do and will be held once again in Colemere, Ellesmere in Shropshire.

Due to the exciting finds and very low attendance, we just have to go back here. Not only will we have pasture available should the numbers increase, but the farmer is also ploughing 50 acres of the land which we very lightly detected on our previous visit.

This area will be PLOUGHED, ROLLED AND SEEDED, absolutely the best conditions possible in an area where the finds we made in such a short time were simply stunning!!!

Strictly no dogs allowed at this event. Thanks

Ellesmere

Ellesmere Castle was probably an 11th-century motte-and-bailey castle most likely built by either Roger de Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, or his son Roger the Poitevin at Castlefields overlooking the Mere. Only its earthworks now remain, with the top of the motte being used for the bowling green, which still commands a fine view.

In 1114, King Henry I gave Ellesmere to William Peverel as a part of the Maelor, which included Overton & Whittington at that time. His descendants retained Ellesmere until apparently the late 1140s when the lordship was acquired, probably by force, by Madog ap Maredudd of Powys. Madog died in 1160 and Ellesmere came into the hands of King Henry II.

In 1177 King Henry II gave the manors of Ellesmere and Hales in England to Dafydd ab Owain Gwynedd (who already had a castle at Rhuddlan and was, by this time, the sole ruler of Gwynedd. Earlier, in the summer of 1174, Dafydd had married Emme of Anjou, half sister of Henry, and sister of Hamelin de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, both illegitimate children of Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou). Dafydd remained Lord of Ellesmere until his death in 1203.

In mid-April 1205, Llywelyn the Great married Joan, Lady of Wales illegitimate daughter of King John and Ellesmere was given to them as a wedding gift. Llywelyn’s mother was Marared (Margaret), daughter of Madog ap Maredudd, Prince of Powys. There is evidence that, after her first husband Iorwerth’s death, Marared married in the summer of 1197, Gwion, the nephew of Roger Powys of Whittington Castle. She seems to have pre-deceased her husband, after bearing him a son, David ap Gwion, and therefore there can be no truth in the story that she later married into the Corbet family of Caus Castle (near Westbury, Shropshire) and later, Moreton Corbet Castle. Ellesmere was ordered to be attacked by King Henry III in 1231, but Llywelyn retained control of the lordship until his death in 1240. In 1241 King Henry III ordered John le Strange to repair the wooden castle of Ellesmere.

The lordship appears to have later passed into the hands of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd or his brother Dafydd ap Gruffydd, grandsons of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth and last of the native Princes of Wales. The castle fell to royal troops from Chester during March 1282.

In 1287, Oliver Ingham, who was an English commander and administrator in Aquitaine during the War of Saint-Sardos and early Hundred Years War was born in Ellesmere. His daughter Joan married Robert (“Roger”) le Strange, 4th Baron Strange, son of Lord Strange of Knockin & Isolda de Walton.

By 1294, the preceptory of Dolgynwal (Ysbyty Ifan, Denbighshire, on the banks of the River Conwy) had been united with Halston, which was subsequently the administrative centre for all Knights Hospitaller estates in North Wales. Dolgynwal, which had been founded c. 1190, had acquired Ellesmere Church, its most substantial property, from Llywelyn the Great in 1225

In 1435, Griffin Kynaston, Seneschal of the Lordship of Ellesmere, (born at Stocks of landed gentry – descended from the princes of Powys), gave evidence at Shrewsbury to confirm the age of John Burgh, Lord of Mowthey, sponsored by Lord John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Lieutenant of Ireland. Griffin’s fourth son, Sir Roger Kynaston, was appointed for life as Escheator and Sheriff of Merioneth and became Constable of Harlech Castle and Sheriff of Shropshire. Humphrey Kynaston, the son of Roger and his second wife Elizabeth Grey was, in 1491, declared an outlaw by King Henry VII and took shelter in a cave in the west point of Nesscliffe Rock, called to this day “Kynaston’s Cave”. He was pardoned in 1493.

The former Marcher Lordship of Ellesmere (formerly a Hundred in its own right) was annexed to Shropshire and the Hundred of Pymhill by section 11 of the Laws in Wales Act 1535.

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere and Viscount Brackley, was born Lord Francis Leveson-Gower, in Ellesmere in 1800. A patron of the arts, in 1848 he purchased at auction for 355 guineas from the estate of Richard Temple-Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, the only known (or suspected) portrait of William Shakespeare in existence. Ellesmere Island in Canada was named after him.

There was a tannery located on the edge of the Mere in what is now known as Cremorne Gardens. These gardens were given to the people of Ellesmere by Lord Brownlow who was heavily involved in the Edward VIII abdication crisis of 1936.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ALL LET’S GO DIGGING EVENTS

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 07:30 and 8.45am. Digging finishes at 4.30pm.

TEA, COFFEE, CRISPS, CHOC BARS ETC WILL BE AVAILABLE ALL DAY ON THIS EVENT.
If you can no longer attend after registering for the event please UN REGISTER, failure to do so can result in you being blocked from all future LGD events.

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

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND AND REMEMBER, IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL, LET US KNOW. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOU BEING REMOVED FROM THE GROUP.

Colemere, Shropshire.

Description:

This event revealed some exciting finds from a Gold Hammered to a super seal matrix. With the land being ploghed, rolled and seeded, we expct this return visit to be very popular so please ensure that should you need to cancel, give as much notice as possible to allow anyone that missed the opportunity to take your place.

Registration opens at 23-04-2018 15:45

Registration closes at 12-05-2018 23:00

Registration is currently closed.

 

Comments

    • Profile photo of Chris

      Chris

      26/04/2018

      The postcode will be available the evening prior to the event Chris,

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    Mike Shilton

    25/04/2018

    Hi Joanne, I’ve applied for leave for the day, hopefully I’ll get it, if not, I’ll de-register ASAP.

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    P Stark

    25/04/2018

    Hello,

    Please can anybody help me and give me the contact details for the website admin, I registered but when I attempt to purchase full membership a error occurs and the web page isn’t present. Did try the contact option but no response.

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      Chris

      26/04/2018

      Full membership is now closed as too near to renewal. You can still attend as a non-memebr and you can still register on the event.

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    Andy Richardson

    28/04/2018

    Hi, I’m a none payed member, and I’ll get my brother to sign up the same as me too, are we able to attend ellesmere? It’s not far from us.
    Cheers

    Andy

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    Ian

    28/04/2018

    Hi
    Same issue as P Stark but will enrol on the day. Please count me in for this event.

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    Gary Hall

    02/05/2018

    Hi chris is this dig going to be on both fields… or just the pasture.. I have seen you have put just on pasture if numbers dont go up …I was on last dig which was a very good field. were canal ran past bottom of both fields.. The pasture field…..which I parked on when I arrived looked a better field is that the one that we will be detecting on..also how do you reniew membership if you are a member do you get a reminder letter…thanks gary

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    Jamie Ellsum

    02/05/2018

    Evening jo.
    I believe A friend of mine has signed up for this dig and is unsure if he is actually on the list as he has apparently had a message saying “awaiting confirmation”. His name is Simon Sloane.
    Cheers

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    leezey

    04/05/2018

    Could you please put my name down for this event and 1 friend .thank you plus post code .we will pay on the day .

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      Chris

      08/05/2018

      No probs. Postcode will be on the website the evening prior to the dig.

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    Chas Brana

    09/05/2018

    Hi I just registered for this event as a non member, Can I bring along D Mcgovern as well, we were members last year but havn’t been on a dig with you for a while.

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    cromwell

    10/05/2018

    I have registered for this dig, may I bring Shaun Rush and Dave Young again please?

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    Marcel Virag

    11/05/2018

    Hi there, I am just about to register into that dig, I just need to ask if there is anyone who can give me lift there and back, please, guys, I`ll contribute for petrol of course. I’m in Coventry. Thanks a lot

  11. Profile photo of Chris rogers

    Chris rogers

    11/05/2018

    I’m registered but can’t detect as my coil has broke but want to bring two other members is this ok

  12. Profile photo of Tim Brazier

    Tim Brazier

    12/05/2018

    Hi Chris. I think that Post Code is wrong – doesn’t come up on my Sat Nav. Cheers, Tim.

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    Metalmicky

    12/05/2018

    Hi Chris, booked in. Goldilocks wishes to attend too, she’s a registered member, but can’t log on

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