Excavation of House Platform at Cwmffwrn Farm 13/14th July 2024

This summer we are continuing the excavation of a house platform at Cwmffwrn Farm near Abbeycwmhir, Radnorshire. This research is helping us to gain a greater understanding of the history of our Welsh uplands, the rich history of the countryside, which is an important part of the story of Wales.

We will be investigating archaeological remains relating to settlement and farming spanning a millennia and offering a fascinating insight into how generations of people survived in this harsh landscape.

The excavation will be supervised by professional archaeologists – Jenny Hall and Paul Sambrook and attendees will learn about the process of excavation, identifying finds, and surveying techniques.

We wish to thank Ian and Angela Lewis for allowing us to hold an excavation at their farm at Cwmffwrn.

Information about our preliminary dig at this site last year can be found here.

Our public days are Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July, when members of the public are invited to join our dig and learn the skills of archaeological excavation and surveying accompanied by our team of volunteers. The dig will be supervised by Trysor Archaeological Services and is supported by a Shared Prosperity Fund grant.

Each day will be stand alone so attendees can book for 1 or both days. On each day attendees will be able to experience the full variety of activities.

The dig will take place between 10.00 – 4.00 on each day.

Tea/coffee will be provided but participants should bring their own packed lunch.

A detailed participants handbook will be provided in advance of the weekend.

There is a charge of £15 per participant per day.

Please note that young people (under-18s) and vulnerable adults will need to be accompanied.

To book a place for SATURDAY 13TH JULY click here

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To book a place for SUNDAY 14TH JULY click here

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