Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Park Brow Walk. Tuesday 29th August 2006

Park Brow. Click to link. Need Acrobat reader.
Site visit organised by Sompting Estate with Lancing & Sompting Pastfinders Click to link.
All welcome, free. Downs NE of Cissbury, settled up to the 4th century AD.
Guided by David McOmish of English Heritage.

(1Refresh awareness of the 'story' of this site
(2) If possible stimulate some original writing reviewing the Park Brow data in the context of more recent studies elsewhere.
(3) Generate ideas for future practical archaeological studies in the Sompting Estate downland, possibly by WAS?
(4) Identify archaeological priorities for future agricultural management of the area, to be considered alongside wildlife and farming ones.

Meet at 18.15 at TQ 166 088, on the east side of Bostal Road, between Beggars Bush CP and Steyning Bowl.
(Parking by kind permission of the Passmore family at Church Farm Coombes.)

We will set off at 18.30 and walk into the Park Brow area using the footpath
off Bostal Road (TQ 163 096) down to Lychpole Bottom

If any members would like to come along, then please let me know in advance.
Numbers are limited,first come basis.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Summer Solstice.

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with other members of the Field Unit on Bignor Hill.

Date 21st June Wednesday.

Time 8pm -10pm. Meet car park top of Bignor Hill, bring a drink and some food, short walk to the site.
We go even if wet!!.
If you would like to come, and not sure how to get there, then please contact Rodney or Keith by email or by phone.
Binsted Now cancelled, but only because the crop will not be off untill October, when we may undertake an excavation.

Summer excavation. Binsted

There will be a continuation of the excavation of the Binsted tile kiln click link.
start date is 26th August till the 10th of September.
If you want to take part over the period of the excavation, will you please let Keith Bolton know by the middle of August the dates’ you hope to attend?
Members site visit.

Monday, June 05, 2006

North Stoke Church

North Stoke Church. St. Mary’s.

On Saturday the Society resitivity team undertook a resitivity survey around the outside of North Stoke church, the survey was on behalf of the University of Sussex CCE course on church archaeology recording.
A survey of the church is also being undertaken by the Society using our new total station surveying equipment. This will be carrying on over the next few days.

The results of the resitivity survey will be published in the next week or two, but early indications do not show any footprint of a much earlier church on this site.
An early buttress that had been removed at an early date did however show up, another interesting bit of information is that during research into the history of the church among very early documents ‘is that the original dedication of the church has been discovered, St.Marys.

I am sure more about the history of this church will be revealed over the next few weeks by the student’s on this course.
There are some pictures and a little about the history of this church on churches in Sussex web site. just click highlighted link.