03 Oct Dig Sudeley
Do you dig Sudeley? A long-lost Tudor garden at Sudeley Castle is set to be unearthed by a team of archaeologists and you can watch the excavation as it progresses. 13-14 October.
A recent geophysical survey has revealed the ghostly outline of a long-lost Tudor garden. There were traces of what could have been a banqueting house in the same area, where pieces of Tudor masonry were found in the 19th century. Now experts say it is time to investigate further.
A specialist team from social archaeology company, DigVentures, will begin an investigation of the site, which aims to ‘ground-truth’ the geophysics results. They hope to reveal some of the Tudor secrets that remain hidden underground at the castle.
Visitors to Sudeley Castle over the weekend can see the excavation in progress and join a series of guided tours to find out more about the project and archaeological features of the castle and gardens, which are free with castle admission and no prior booking is necessary. These initial investigations may lead to further excavations on a larger scale next year.