NEW DATE Ingatestone Essex The Return – Saturday 10th March – 140 acres of pasture

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The address for this event is Hardings Lane CM4 0HZ, please see the map below for additional directions (map from last event) We have an extra 2 fields for this event which are not on this map so please see below. Arrival from 7am no earlier and before 8.45am. You are ALL required to be at the briefing before the dig can start. Thanks

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO GO AHEAD ON SATURDAY 10TH MARCH DUE TO THE RECENT SNOW. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED. PLEASE  NOTE THAT IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THE NEW DATE YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN. THANK YOU

OUR FARMER HAS KINDLY OFFERED TO PROVIDE CATERING FOR YOU TO PURCHASE 

TEA & COFFEE ALL DAY

SAUSAGE & BACON FROM 7.30AM till 10AM

BURGERS & CHEESE BURGERS / HAM & CHEESE ROLLS FROM 11.30AM till 2PM

 

STRICTLY NO DOGS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOWED ON THIS EVENT.

 

WE HAVE 2 NEW FIELDS 6 & 7

Please print this off or save on phones (ignore the post code on this map)

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We are returning to Ingatestone Essex on Saturday 10March, for this event we have 140 acres of pasture of which 100 acres were detected on Sunday January 14th and the other 40 acres are undetected.

Our recent visit here saw some wonderful finds including around 45 hammered coins (all different types), a Roman ring, a Medieval gold ring,a modern sovereign ring, some stunning brooches yet to be identified and hundreds of other interesting artifacts and coins.

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Ingatestone (anciently Ingerston, Ingerstone, Ingarston, Ingaston, etc.) was stablished in Saxon times  on the Essex Great Road (now the A12) running between the two Roman towns of Londinium (London) and Camulodunum (Colchester).

The name is derived from the Middle English Yenge-atte-Stone. Latinised as Ginge ad Petram, meaning parcel of land at the stone. It was also recorded in the form ‘Gynge atte Stone’ in 1430.

Stone is not prevalent in the local geology making the village’s stone, deposited by glacial action, unusual for the area. A large Sarsen stone can still be seen, split into three pieces, with one being located by the west door of the St Edmund and St Mary’s parish church and one each side of the entrance to Fryerning Lane.

Ingatestone belonged to Barking Abbey from about 950 AD until the Dissolution of the Monasteries, when it was purchased from the Crown by Sir William Petre. Petre, originally a lawyer from Devon, had risen to become the Secretary of State to Henry VIII. He built a large courtyard house, Ingatestone Hall, as his home in the village, along with almshouses which still exist today as private cottages in Stock Lane.

By the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, Fryerning and Ingatestone (Inga) were recorded as being in the Hundred of Chelmsford.

Fryerning is a small village situated approximately 1.5 miles north of Ingatestone in Essex, England. The Parish Church ‘St. Mary the Virgin’ on Blackmore Road dates back from the 11th century, with a 15th-century brick tower and the area has several large woodlands populated by substantial deer herds.

St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Fryerning 

A Brief History of the church

In England’s Thousand Best Churches (1999) Simon Jenkins writes, ‘we could be nowhere but Essex. The church sits on a small eminence attended by a grove of Scots pines amid open fields.

Prior to the Norman conquest, a large area south west of Chelmsford was known as Gigingas or Gegingas. This included the syllable ‘ing’ meaning possession and is seen in the names of Ingatestone, Fryerning, Margaretting, Mountnessing and Ingrave. It appears that the Normans divided up the territory and Ingatestone and Fryerning were known collectively as Ging-at-the-stone. Fryerning was given to Robert de Gernon, whose grandson Gilbert Montfitchet granted half the manor of Ginges, together with the church, to the Knights Hospitallers of Jerusalem. The Knights Hospitallers were suppressed in 1540 by Henry V111. The area became the property of Sir William Banners, a royal auditor. It became known as Ging Berners or Ging Fryerne, a reference to the Knights Hospitalers who were known as fratres of friars. In the late 16th century part of the area became the possession of the De Vere family, Earls of Oxford. Thee generations later, William Berner’s great grandson sold Fryerning to Sir Nicholas Wadham. He married Dorothy, daughter of William Petre. This couple founded Wadham College in Oxford. The college have been patrons of the church since 1620 and were involved in the appointment of the present incumbent.

The nave is the oldest part of the building, dating from the 11th century. It is constructed of pudding stone, together with courses of flint and quartz peddles and are three feet thick. There are also occasional courses of Roman tiles. It is know there was a Roman villa in the parish. There are five rounded Norman windows, one bricked up and only visible from the outside.

The font is finely carved from Caen stone from Normandy, where it was probably made. It is 12th century. It has iron staple marks on the top to show it could be locked so that the holy water could not be stolen. These were ordered to be fitted in 1236. It is possible that this font, together with two similar ones at Little Lavers and Abbess Roding, were given to the churches by Matilda, mother of Henry 11. She is known to have given generously to churches and these three churches were all connected with relations or friends of hers. The design on the font are on the north face a Vine, the west a Cross and Crown, on the east a tree of Jesse and the south the Sun, Moon and Stars.

The brick tower was constructed in the early 16th century by the Knights Hospitalers, replacing an earlier wooden one. The bricks are almost certainly of local origin. Two local fields are still known as Brick Kiln Field and Brick Clamp Field. Technical evidence strongly points to the tower having been constructed under Girolamo de Trevizi, architect to Henry V111.

The six bells date from the 16th century. The oldest is the second, made in 1590 by Robert Mot.

So the history is all there for our dig, DONT MISS IT!

The Dig will commence at 09:00 and finish at 16:30 and we will have CATERING on this event. 

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. IF FOR ANY REASON YOU NEED TO CANCEL, PLEASE ENSURE YOU REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE LIST.

FAILURE TO REMOVE YOUR DETAILS OR NOTIFY THE ORGANISERS WILL RESULT IN YOUR REMOVAL FROM LET’S GO DIGGING THE GROUP AND ALL FUTURE DIGS. 

 

Ingatestone Saturday 10th March - Car Drivers Only

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CAR DRIVERS ONLY

Registration opens at 16-01-2018 18:22

Registration closes at 09-03-2018 20:05

Max Participants: 80

Registration is currently closed.

Ingatestone Saturday 10th March - 4x4 Drivers Only

Description:

4X4 DRIVERS ONLY

Registration opens at 16-01-2018 18:23

Registration closes at 09-03-2018 18:00

Max Participants: 40

Registration is currently closed.

Ingatestone Saturday 10th March - Passengers Only

Description:

PASSENGERS ONLY

Registration opens at 16-01-2018 18:24

Registration closes at 09-03-2018 18:00

Max Participants: 70

Registration is currently closed.

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      Joanne Boyce

      09/03/2018

      Hi Scott, yes of course thats fine, no need to register him as hes under 16 so free to attend and dig. Thanks

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    Digmeup

    03/03/2018

    Hi Joanne I’ve registered under CAR driver and bringing two ‘passengers’ also registered

    Cheers

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      Joanne Boyce

      03/03/2018

      Hi Dean if they are registered on here i can do it for you but i will need their usernames, if not just send me their names and i will write them on my list. Thanks

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    pm Brown

    04/03/2018

    HI if my passenger has been added should his name be on the passenger list?

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    Liam Miller

    05/03/2018

    I’ve put my name on 4×4 and passenger’s cause my friend had abit of trouble signing in thanks.

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    charlie

    08/03/2018

    Hi I have registered on the drivers list and the passenger list as my friend tony b has not got Internet access at the minuite I hope that’s OK .thanks charlie

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    G hartgen

    08/03/2018

    Hi could you please remove me from ingatestone dig please sorry I have to go into work

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    Nick

    09/03/2018

    Hi Joanne booked in as car but have van also do you take payment on the day cheers Nick

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      Joanne Boyce

      09/03/2018

      Hi Nick, thats not a problem thanks for letting us know and all our events are simply pay on arrival. Thanks

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    Joe rayner

    09/03/2018

    Had to cancell pulled ligament in knee doctors this mornig sorry about this, right on my door step to

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    Jez hollis

    09/03/2018

    Just like to point out, I believe the postcode is CM4 0HZ not CM0 4HZ as this takes you to near Southend

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    Graham Anderson

    09/03/2018

    Hi Joanne, sorry but going to have to reluctantly cancel for Ingatestone, I’m down on ‘car drivers’ nos 8 ‘Gander’. Sorry.

  10. Profile photo of Roy Plomer

    Roy Plomer

    09/03/2018

    Hi Joanne I’ve just finished work and would like to go to
    Ingatestone can you add me to 4×4 list please as registration
    Is closed if dig is will see you all at next one
    Regards Roy

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    Darin lummas

    09/03/2018

    Sorry I can’t make tomorrow’s dig as I can’t get a lift was down as a driver and a passenger as originally going with someone else but they are ill can’t unregister for some reason

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    Karolechko

    10/03/2018

    Hi Joanne, unfortunately I won’t be able to attend, and can’t find how to unregister? Could you help me with that? Sorry for the last minute notice, I’m gutted to miss it. Have a great dig

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    Geoffhamblin

    10/03/2018

    Hi, Geoff is broken down half way to you, unfortunately he will not be able to attend today. He is being towed home.

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    Steve belton

    10/03/2018

    Hi Joanne I went to ingatestone today and you booked me in as Steveb but it should have been stephenbelton.
    I hope you didn’t think l had not turned up.

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