Burgage Manor Revealed Excavation 13th June to 8th July 2016

Information for volunteers

Getting there

See http://www.visitsouthwell.com/information/getting-here/

Southwell is on the A612 Nottingham to Newark road. The Pathfinder bus route 100 from Nottingham stops on Kirklington Rd at the bottom of the Burgage Green ( the green is indicated by the red circle on the map of Southwell below)


Contact tel no – 07872950484

Clothes Gardening clothes, gloves and stout footwear.

Check on weather forecast and be prepared for an English summer – so cold and wet ( warm and waterproofs ) or baking hot (sunhats and sun block) or both.

High visibility vests will be provided for all volunteers.

Food /Drinks  Bring your own drinks and food – we plan to provide hot water for tea/coffee and extra water if needed.  Snacks are good and our archaeologists like cake/ flapjack etc.

Lunch is from 12.30 -1.00pm and there are several cafes / food outlets close by in the town (or picnic on the green).

Tools   Trent and Peak Archaeology will provide all necessary tools and equipment

Daily Routine

The day runs from 9.30am to 4.30 pm with 30 minutes for lunch from 12.30 to 1.00pm.

9.30-12.30 excavation.

12.30 – 1.00pm lunch

1.00 – 4pm excavation

4.00 – 4.30pm close up site

Each session will start with volunteer check in, a safety talk and a brief explanation of what has been found so far and the plan for the coming session.


Published by

Southwell Community Archaeology Group

Southwell Archaeology was formed in 2008 and is a Registered Charity. We play a prominent practical role in exploring the very special archaeological nature of Southwell in the context of the wider landscape of Nottinghamshire. A copy of our consitution can be downloaded here. We are engaged in practical community archaeology activities including excavation, field survey and standing-buildings recording. We work in partnership with many organizations including the University of Nottingham, the University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University, Historic England, Trent and Peak Archaeology, as well as Southwell Town Council, the Southwell Civic Society and the Southwell Heritage Trust. For details on how to get involved please visit the Project pages on this site. Membership is open to all, irrespective of background or experience. The only requirement is an interest in the past!

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