Oakham Castle archaeological dig is taking place

Started by gash, June 09, 2019, 11:38:32 pm

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An archaeological dig involving volunteers from the local community will set out to unearth hidden treasures at Oakham Castle when it gets underway next week.

The University of Leicester Archaeological Service (ULAS) is returning to the Castle to hold its latest community archaeology dig from Monday (June 10).

ULAS was commissioned by Rutland County Council to carry out the first community archaeology dig at Oakham Castle in April 2018 - funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Castle's wider £2.1million restoration. This year's dig is once again funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The aim of the dig is to build on work started by Channel 4's Time Team in 2012, and to give volunteers the opportunity to take part in a unique archaeological project, to uncover new information about the Castle's history.

The first community dig the team found remains of two previously unrecorded buildings in the grounds, believed to have possibly been a private chamber and a stable.

Full story :  https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/oakham-castle-archaeological-dig-is-taking-place-9072783/
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