Back to Berkeley Castle 2015
18 May 2015
The Department's annual undergraduate excavations at Berkeley Castle begin again on Monday 18th May for a month. Excavations will focus upon two trenches this year (Trench 8 and Trench 19). In the paddock to the west of the castle, in our largest trench (Trench 8) we will be concentrating upon five main areas/features that were identified in the 2010 to 2014 excavations: (i) a series of intercutting ditches at the E end of the trench, which are of probable early medieval date; (ii) a potential Anglo-Saxon building, located roughly in the centre of the N facing section, and any associated remains; (iii) a building of medieval date, located in the NW corner of the trench; (iv) a cobbled surface of probable Roman date, located along the N section of the trench; (v) a structure or building in the SW corner of the trench, which is believed to be of Tudor date comprising the Crown Inn (or at least its stable block or outbuildings). Trench 19, a trial trench, will be located immediately to the N of Berkeley Castle and is being excavated in an attempt to understand more about the castle's architectural evolution.
Progress of the excavations can be followed via the following Social Media links: