Stour Valley Community Archaeology will be participating in another excavation at Goldingham Hall, Bulmer, taking place on Thursday to Sunday 28 – 31 May 2015. The aim of this dig is to find out new information regarding the size, shape, age and use of the structure near Trenches C and D where we have post-hole features and high-status, imported pottery and also to further examine features in both ends of Trench E. There is also some further work to be accomplished on the “subterranean” oven in Trench A.
The funding for this excavation is being provided by a £3000 grant we’ve received from Braintree District Council. Many thanks go to Corinne Cox in her hard work for securing this funding. We will once again be supported by Access Cambridge Archaeology on the three digging days, Thursday to Saturday. Cat Ranson and John Newman will be the archaeological supervisors and Aldous Rees will be site director. Dr Carenza Lewis will also be visiting the site throughout the dig.
Sunday the 31st will be dedicated entirely to recording and post-excavation work. We will again have an open day on the Sunday, 2-4pm for anyone who wishes to have a tour around the site and find out more about our group.
Ashley Cooper, the landowner of Goldingham Hall and patron of SVCA, has once again kindly offered to host us at this site. We will have use of ‘the tea shed’ and toilets (the two most important places on any dig!) and are thankful to Ashley for his hospitality. This event is only open to fully paid-up SVCA members.
We look forward to welcoming both returning members and new ones to Goldingham. It should be another lovely, and hopefully dry, SVCA dig.