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Levens Local History Group

Projects undertaken by the Levens Local History Group

Sizergh Castle - Dig in the Park 2013


The project took place 6th to 21st July 2013 after an invitation to the community to get involved.

The "Dig in the Park" project follows on from the 2010 Landscape Survey of Sizergh Park, and the dig was of two items of interest discovered through the survey:

  • a potential burnt mound
  • Burnt mound 1
  • a ditch/boundary or sunken roadway that forms an obvious landscape feature

Both of these are situated in the Park adjacent to the entrance lane.

Additionally, there was:

  • a full geophysical survey of that portion of the Park
  • a detailed vernacular building survey of the Great Mediaeval Barn

Training Days

In June there were two training days at Sizergh Castle so that volunteers could get an overview of the project, and learn some of the archaeological and surveying techniques. See reports of the days (including photos): 22 June and 29 June

The Dig – 6th to 21st July 2013

Read the day to day blog of the dig!

See our report on the two weeks of excavation and survey.

Project initiated by Levens Local History Group, in partnership with the National Trust, utilising the professional skills of Oxford Archaeology North, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Reports published Feb 2014

Reports from Oxford Archaeology North

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