We will be providing a number of digs throughout 2019.
Dig at Doynton 23 April to 23 May 2019
We are returning to Doynton Roman site for the opening dig. For the past 6 years we have been exploring the main 3rd/4th century building on the
site. This year we are starting to have a look at the wider environment and context of that building. We will look for earlier phases of occupation and try to explain the sequencing of
the enclosure ditches that are obvious on the geophysics. We will also be exploring whether other buildings/roads are present on the wider site.
The dates that we are planning to be on site are:
Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th April
Sunday 28th April to Thursday 02 May
Sunday 05th May
Tuesday 07th to Thursday 09th May
Sunday 12th to Thursday 16th May
Sunday 19th to Thursday 23rd May
BOOKINGS NOW OPEN: Email us for more details
Excavation at Ashton Court, Bristol - 23 June to 18 July
Ashton Court has been the site of a manor house since the 11th century, and
has been developed by a series of owners since then. From the 16th to 20th centuries it was owned by the Smyth family with each generation changing the house. Designs by Humphry Repton were used for the landscaping in the early 19th century.
During the hot dry summer of 2018 parch marks appeared on the front lawn of
the Mansion. Archeoscan conducted a geophysical survey and revealed what might be the outline of a lost wing of the mansion as depicted in a painting dated 1791.
With the kind permission of Bristol City Council Archeoscan will be
excavating the possible remains of the building and also examine what might be the old approach road and formal gardens for the original manor before the frontage was extended.
Booking for this dig will open in mid-March. We will notify you by
email when the bookings open with the available dates.
The dates that are available for booking on this site
Sunday 23rd June to Thursday 27th June
Sunday 14th July
Monday 15th July
Tuesday 16th July
Thiursday 18th July
A number of Bristol schools are participating in this dig. When the
schools dates have been confirmed more dates will be releasded for the period 01st to 12th July.
If you would like to receive further information about our digs or be placed on the waiting list then please contact
You can purchase a gift voucher that can be redeemed in 2019