The archaeological excavation to find the medieval manor house of North Hall in the centre of Widecombe, starts today – Monday 16 July! After years of tireless research and hard work by Peter Rennels of the Widecombe History Group, archaeologists are hoping to unearth remains of the manor as well as investigate other interesting sites that have been revealed through the research work.
To keep track of the work make sure you have subscribed to the National Park’s Twitter feed, keep checking this blog or better still ensure that you come along to North Hall this Saturday, 21st July, for a free open day between 10:30 – 16:30.
A packed programme of activities includes:
- Visit the excavations
- Watch a Geophysical survey demonstration
- A ‘finds surgery’ -bring along your own discoveries to be identified
- Dumnonika Iron Age Re-enactment Group displays and demonstrations
- Clay pot making
- Build a mini medieval longhouse
- Local History display and information
- Historic Environment Record display
- Medieval food quiz and games
The weather won’t ‘dampen’ our enthusiasm so look forward to seeing you in Widecombe on Saturday!