Staffordshire Near Gnosall Event – Sunday 25th February – 80 Acres Undetected Maize Stubble

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Cowley Farm, Gnosall, Staffordshire ST20 0BE

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE A TOILET FOR THIS EVENT

 

This event will be held on 80 acres of undetected Maize Stubble.

We have hard standing for 70 cars and a field for 4×4’s. Please only register the driver on the car only registration, and the same for the 4×4;s, passengers have their own registration.

 

The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, in which it was named Geneshale. It is listed there as having a population of 12 households.

The Stafford to Shrewsbury railway line once ran through the village. Gnosall’s railway station opened on 1 June 1849 and closed on 6 August 1966. The line was built by the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company, which also managed the Shropshire Union Canal which runs through the village. A footpath, the Way for the Millennium, now follows its route.

St. Lawrence’s Church

Landmarks of interest include:

  • St. Lawrence’s Church, which dates from Norman times and stands over the site of an earlier Saxon church.
  • Coton Mill, where local rumours suggest self-raising flour was invented (despite strong evidence it was created in 1845, by Henry Jones, a baker in Bristol.)
  • The lock-up, originally built on Station Road some time after 10 June 1820, when its construction was scheduled, and moved to its current site on Sellman Street in 1971.

There are also several old, privately owned, buildings such as the Duke’s Head on the High Street that was previously a public house. With a thatched roof, and herring-bone brick pattern between faded, unpainted wooden beams, it may be suggested that it forms one of the most picturesque scenes in the village.

A new primary school opened in 2016 replacing the building constructed as Heronbrook School. This building was unusual in that it was designed to appear attractive from the railway line passing behind it rather than from the front.

 

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 8am and 8.45am. Digging finishes at 4.30pm. Parking will be on hardstanding and on a field.

There will be no catering at this event so please bring food and refreshments with you.

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)

Comments

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    Carl Tough

    31/01/2018

    Hi Jo, have put my name down as driver and passenger…. Passenger is actually Kate my wife😊thanks.

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    joe tilt

    06/02/2018

    HAVE REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT UNDER 4X4 BUT DO NOT SEEM TO BE ABLE TO REGISTER MY PARTNER AS PASSEN INMY CAR SHE IS MOIRA LLOYD AND SHE IS ALSO A MEMBER,SHE WILL BE COMING THANKS

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    MattGee

    07/02/2018

    Hi Joanne,
    please would it be possible for you arrange my Membership Card, so I can pay you on the day ?

    Thanks
    Matt

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    Bill Fenlan

    08/02/2018

    Good afternoon
    Could I bring my son to this event he is insured I will bring his card with us
    Many thanks
    Bill Fenlan
    Billleescott

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        Bill Fenlan

        15/02/2018

        Hello Jo
        I have registered as a 4×4 but have changed my car could you change my registration to a car please
        Many thanks
        Bill

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    Smitty

    08/02/2018

    Hi just joined never bin on a group dig b4 can I bring my 6 year old son ? Many thanks

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      Joanne Boyce

      09/02/2018

      Hi Smithy, Welcome to LGD, yes of course you can bring him with you. As he is under 16 there is no need to register him on any events as he his free. Thanks

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    MattGee

    10/02/2018

    Hi Joanne,
    please could you bring my Membership Card with you to Gnosall, so I can pay you for it on the day ?

    Thanks
    Matt

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    DAVID coyne

    16/02/2018

    hi joanne had to unregister for this event other comitments have croped up sorry hopefuly cu on the next on good luck to all

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    Ian

    17/02/2018

    When will the map be put up?
    I live in Gnosall want to see where it is and if it is within walking distance?

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    Luke

    20/02/2018

    Hi, will it be ok to turn up to this dig later in the day as I am attending the West Hendred dig also so don’t think I can manage two early starts!!

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    Jon frenzel

    23/02/2018

    Hi, will there be a list posted, and as this will be my first time out with you guys should i bring my MCMD card??

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    Dave Hilton

    23/02/2018

    Hi Jo/ Paul.
    Would it be possible to collect our membership cards on the day. Myself, along with Billy Muirhead.

    Cheers

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    John Cook

    23/02/2018

    Hi Jo, I have payed to become a member and will be at this dig,would it be possible to collect my membership card on the day
    Many thanks

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