Saturday, 20 May 2017

Priory search is on!

DDCAG chair David Northam and archaeologist Chris Tripp met the tenant farmer of the site we wish to excavate and two representatives of the villages of Yenston and Hentridge, Somerset today. The site is NOT under the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, as was feared, so that means we can begin to search for the lost priory this summer. This could be a very exciting and important excavation and we hope to begin work in July until September or October and over the coming years. Some villagers are already interested in becoming members so as to work on the site and, of course, we are also looking for as many established members to get involved as possible, either digging or post excavation finds processing. We will establish a rota so as to give all comers a chance to dig. Good news! Keep looking in to see how we progress and get in touch with any questions.

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