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October 2017 Archaeology Update

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Our October 2017 Archaeology Update is now available with exciting news about developments within the tower.

Excavations begin at the tower


8 February 2017

We opened our first trench immediately south of the Pele Tower today.

After removing the topsoil we soon trowelled down to what appears to be a 19th Century cobbled surface.






The New Gates Arrive

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The new iron gates have been custom built and are now in-place on site.

Replacing a pair of rather sad looking wooden gates, the new gates give an intriguing view of the Cresswell Pele Tower from the Village Green.

Check out our Facebook page for more details.





30 January 2017

Following our training sessions led by Philippa Cockburn from Archaeological Research Services, the small army of volunteers began combing the Fisheries Field.

An amazing number of finds were carefully recorded covering an impressive range of dates. Mesolithic flint and Prehistoric pottery appeared. For more see our Fieldwalking video.

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