On the ground

Dig Hartlebury

Multiple dates and times available

In the summer of 2023 we flew a drone over a field next to Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire, which was garrisoned in the English Civil War in the 17th century. How the site was defended at this time was entirely unkown. A crop mark very indicative of a former Civil War bastion was present during the drone flight, and in the last week of July 2023 we will be excavating a trench across the feature in order to test it. This is entirely a community project, though run by a proffesional archaeologist on a voluntary basis.


Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7XZ, United Kingdom


Tue, 25 Jul

10:00 AM

Wed, 26 Jul

10:00 AM

Thu, 27 Jul

10:00 AM

Fri, 28 Jul

10:00 AM

Sat, 29 Jul

10:00 AM

Sun, 30 Jul

10:00 AM

Duration of event

Please note on 29th/30th pre book only

Additional booking information

During the 25th to 28th of July, no booking will be required, it will only be needed on the 29th and 30th. This is not strictly for our event, but for the Sealed Knot who will be present on the site for the weekend only.

Additional fee information