NORTH EAST HANTS HISTORICAL & ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
NEHHAS - Field Archaeology Branch

Roman Road Winchester - Chichester and Winchester - London

EXCAVATIONS ON BANK HOLIDAYS - Easter - August 2019 and September

Near Exton (A32) for Chichester Road, near Four Marks (A31) for London Road

Experienced and novice excavators from outside the Society are welcome. Minimum unaccompanied age is 16, but younger children with an adult are welcome. There will be training available, and a training manual can be purchased.

All excavators will have the opportunity to experience the main tasks associated with an excavation under the supervision and guidance of a member of the Society. View our Directors.

All persons attending the excavation will be required to join the Society for insurance cover, cost 10. Novice excavators will be required to join the Society, and purchase the training manual cost 6.

Persons participating in the optional training exercise will be charged an additional 70 and must purchase and read the training manual at 6. To complete the exercises you are likely to need to book for at least 5 days in total between March & September - though you can carry this on to next year. Those helping with a site set-up will have a discount on the training fee.

All persons attending the excavation are advised to check that their Tetanus Jab is still effective.

Work on site will start at 0930 hours, and continue till 1730. There will be breaks for refreshment at 1045 and 1500, with lunch 1230 - 1315. There will be no refreshments available on site or in the near vicinity - so you are asked to bring refreshments and lunch that you require. You are asked to bring a 4 to 5 inch pointing trowel which should be of robust construction (trowels with riveted blades are not effective). All other necessary equipment will be available on site (experienced excavators can bring their own well marked tool kits). Please bring shower proof clothing (tents are available for shelter and meals).

Excursions can be arranged in the evenings to sites on the Roman Roads or other features with pub suppers after.

Publications Available:

Collected Papers on the Winchester - London Roman Road - Published Reports on the 6": 1 Mile surveys and history of the project. 12, or 5 per Part. See for current contents of each Part.

Roman Road Winchester - Chichester. Published Reports on the 6": 1 Mile surveys and history of the project, currently 8 maps & reports Winchester - Exton. On line 3, Paper 5.

Roman Road Abstracts up-dating the last comprehensive work Roman Roads in Britain by Ivor Margary in 1973, for London - Lands End - Gloucester. Online version 3 for 3 years, Paper 9 (includes 3 years on line).

Accommodation enquiries can be made to:

Member offers B & B in family home in Farnborough. Lift to excavation site as below.

Visitor Information Centre, Aldershot 01252 320968

Winchester Tourist Information Centre, Guildhall, High Street, Winchester SO23 9GH. 01962 840 500, www.visitwinchester.co.uk

Camping Accommodation is available at the Basingstoke Canal Centre, Mytchett, Surrey GU16 6DD (Tents, Caravans, Motorhomes, Trailer Tents). Check availability of camping space on 01252 370073. Lifts to the excavation sites can generally be arranged by prior booking from nearby North Camp Railway Station (Farnborough) on the Guildford - Reading Line. B & Bs near by can be supplied on request.

TO: Dr Richard Whaley
Field Works & School Director
NEHHAS - Field Archaeology Branch
2 Rotherwick Court
Alexandra Road
Farnborough Hants GU14 6DD
01252 548115
www.nehhas.org.uk, Email us

I wish to take part in the Roman Road excavations between March - September I indicate below the days I wish to attend by placing an X in the box by the appropriate date. (You may book for a particular weekend now, and book later for other weekends. You may book for 1 day only, or several days, or all weekends.)

Easter Bank Hol April 2019 Beacon Hill near Exton (A32) Hants Roman Site & Road
Sat 13 (Set up) [ ]
Fri 19 [ ] Sat 20 [ ] Sun 21 [ ] Mon 22 [ ]

First May Bank Hol April - May 2019 Exton (A32) Hants Roman Site & Road
Sat 27 April (Set up) [ ]
Fri 1[ ] Sat 2 [ ] Sun 3 [ ] Mon 4 [ ]

Second Spring Bank Hol May 2019 Exton (A32) Hants Roman Site & Road
Fri 24 [ ] Sat 25 [ ] Sun 26 [ ] Mon 27 [ ]

August Bank Hol 2019 Exton (A32) Hants Roman Site & Road
Fri 23 [ ] Sat 24 [ ] Sun 25 [ ] Mon 26 [ ]

September weekends 2019 Medstead (near A31) Hants Roman Road & Dark Age Dykes

Sat 31 August (Set up) [ ]
Sat 7 *[ ] Sun 8* [ ] Sat 14* [ ] Sun 15* [ ]
*These depend on the havest - if late we may have to use later weekends

I am experienced in the following fields. I am a novice requiring guidance [].
Troweling, Section drawing, Site planning, Surveying, Cleaning finds, Cataloguing and identification of finds, Geophysical surveying. (Delete as necessary)

Enclosed is my Cheque for .......
Please enquire about transfers from your bank.
NEHHAS membership 10 [ ],
membership & training manual 16 [ ],
membership, training manual & participation in the optional training exercise 86[ ],
membership, training manual & training exercise with help in set-up 60[ ];

please send me the following publications: Collected Papers on the Winchester - London Roman Road 12 [ ], or 5 per Part (enter Part Numbers) [ ] [ ] [ ]; Roman Road Abstracts - on line 3 for 3 years [ ], or 9 print version (includeds 3 years on line) [ ]. Winchester - Chichester Roman Road, 8 Maps & Reports Winchester - Exton. On line 3 [ ], Paper 5 [ ]. Maximum for all options = 112.

If you are a UK Taxpayer and wish Gift Aid your payment please tick [ ]

Please keep me informed of other digs on this Road [ ]

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