Owestry Castle Research Project 2016 Excavation Precis

Following the successful 2015 excavation on top of the Castle mound the project applied for and received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to excavate again in September 2016. This enabled us to put in two 4x5m trenches that extended the 2015 trench to explore the layout of the buried castle wall we uncovered in 2015. The trenches were large because we knew from last year there is a considerable depth of overburden covering the remains of the castle and their size meant that we could ‘step’ the side...
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Oswestry Castle Research Project Aims – 2016

Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group OBHAG Oswestry Castle Research Project This year we are excavating two large trenches that partially overlap and greatly extend last year’s trench. The 2015 excavation left a number of questions unanswered which we hope this year’s excavation will help us answer. How deep is the floor level? Last year we were excavating material from the large trench we think is demolition rubble from the destruction of the castle with some later mate...
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Oswestry Castle Precis

Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group OBHAG Oswestry Castle Research Project Oswestry Castle Precis In September 2015 Archaeologists spent two weeks excavating part of Oswestry castle. Not much appears to remain today but this was an important and early Norman castle. It was mentioned in the Domesday book and therefore must predate 1086. A previous small scale Archaeological excavation did suggest the possibility that much more remains under the present day turf surface than...
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The Oswestry Castle Research Project – Introduction

The Oswestry Castle Research Project Introduction The Oswestry castle research project has developed from an excavation in the castle garden area which took place during Heritage Open Day week in 2014 and attracted a great deal of interest. The Oswestry Heritage Forum Steering Committee included a continuation dig as part of their successful 2015 Big Lottery bid and the project is now ongoing. Future work will be principally supported by SAP Archaeology and Oswestry Town Museum, with additio...
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