Excavation in Action

With most excavations in the centre of London subject to strict time pressures and access regulations, it’s difficult these days to get a look at an excavation in action.

Join CBA London on 28 August for a visit to the Scadbury Manor excavations. Hear and see the results of over 25 years of research by the Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS) into the history of the medieval moated manor house and its residents. It’s a brilliant FREE afternoon of archaeology and history for CBAL members and interested parties. Just book a ticket and come along. The visit starts at 3pm, and the site is best reached by car. See below for detailed directions about how to get there.

Scadbury Manor is the estate of the Walsingham family, whose members included a Sheriff of Kent, a soldier knighted for his part in the battle of Flodden and the Lieutenant of the Tower who was responsible for prisoners including Anne Boleyn and Sir Thomas More. Dating back to at least the 15th century, the estate features moated ruins approached by an ancient avenue, set in leafy parkland. For more information on Scadbury and ODAS, click here.

How to get to Scadbury Manor:
Look up the address – Scadbury Park, BR7 6LN – in either Google Maps or a sat nav. The entrance to Scadbury is off the A222 (Perry Street) immediately adjacent to its junction with Old Perry Street. From the entrance you go down a tarmac roadway for about a half mile (ignore all ‘No Entry’ and ‘Private Property’ signs), you then come to a junction with another roadway with a row of cottages to your left and farm buildings ahead. Carry straight on and you drive into a grassed area which is the ODAS car park. Someone will be at the junction to greet you.

CBA London will be in touch with you once you’ve booked. If you want/need to come by public transport you can let us know then (or use the ‘contact host’ link on this Eventbrite listing) and we should be able to arrange for a lift from Chislehurst or Sidcup stations.