2013 Test Pit Project

Understanding Our Past: Exploring the Hidden History of Meldreth

In October 2012 we were delighted to learn that we were one of the first groups in the country to be awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund All Our Stories grant.  Our project involved digging 32 test pits at different locations in the village during 2013.  Throughout the project we worked closely with Dr Carenza Lewis of the University of Cambridge's Cambridge Community Heritage unit. 

Page link: The story of our project
The story of our project
Read our blog
Page link: 2013 Test Pit Project
2013 Test Pit Project
The Results
Page link: Test Pit Open Days
Test Pit Open Days
9 June, 7 July and 18 August 2013
Page link: Test Pit 1 - 33 Chiswick End
Test Pit 1 - 33 Chiswick End
8th & 9th June 2013
Page link: Test Pit 2 - 17 Chiswick End
Test Pit 2 - 17 Chiswick End
8th & 9th June 2013
Page link: Test Pit 3 - 57 Whitecroft Road
Test Pit 3 - 57 Whitecroft Road
8th & 9th June 2013
Page link: Test Pit 4 - The British Queen
Test Pit 4 - The British Queen
8th & 9th June 2013
Page link: Test Pit 5 - 90a High Street
Test Pit 5 - 90a High Street
8th & 9th June 2013
Page link: Test Pit 6 - 14 Flambards Close
Test Pit 6 - 14 Flambards Close
8th & 9th June 2013
Page link: Test Pit 7 - Flambards Green
Test Pit 7 - Flambards Green
8th & 9th June 2013
Page link: Test Pit 8 - Flambards Green
Test Pit 8 - Flambards Green
8th & 9th June 2013
Page link: Test Pit 12 - Meldreth Primary School
Test Pit 12 - Meldreth Primary School
5th, 6th & 7th July 2013
Page link: Test Pit 14 - 43 High Street
Test Pit 14 - 43 High Street
6th & 7th July 2013
Page link: Test Pit 15 - 79 High Street
Test Pit 15 - 79 High Street
6th & 7th July 2013
Page link: Test Pit 16 - 39 Whitecroft Road
Test Pit 16 - 39 Whitecroft Road
6th & 7th July 2013
Page link: Test Pit 17 - 7 The Grange
Test Pit 17 - 7 The Grange
6th & 7th July 2013
Page link: Test Pit 18 - 8 The Grange
Test Pit 18 - 8 The Grange
6th & 7th July 2013
Page link: Test Pit 19 - Flambards Green
Test Pit 19 - Flambards Green
6th & 7th July 2013
Page link: Test Pit 20 - 32 High Street
Test Pit 20 - 32 High Street
6th & 7th July 2013
Page link: Test Pit 21 - Fieldgate Nurseries
Test Pit 21 - Fieldgate Nurseries
6th & 7th July 2013
Page link: Test Pit 23 - 11 Whitecroft Road
Test Pit 23 - 11 Whitecroft Road
17th & 18th August 2013
Page link: Test Pit 24 - 29 Whitecroft Road
Test Pit 24 - 29 Whitecroft Road
17th & 18th August 2013
Page link: Test Pit 26 - 2 North End
Test Pit 26 - 2 North End
17th & 18th August 2013
Page link: Test Pit 27 - 34 North End
Test Pit 27 - 34 North End
17th & 18th August 2013
Page link: Test Pit 28 - 38 North End
Test Pit 28 - 38 North End
17th - 29th August 2013
Page link: Test Pit 29 - Topcliffe Mill, 36 North End
Test Pit 29 - Topcliffe Mill, 36 North End
17th, 18th & 23rd August 2013
Page link: Test Pit 30 - Bury Farm, 42 North End
Test Pit 30 - Bury Farm, 42 North End
17th & 18th August 2013
Page link: Test Pit 31 - 81 North End
Test Pit 31 - 81 North End
17th & 18th August 2013
Page link: Test Pit 32 - 70a North End
Test Pit 32 - 70a North End
17th & 18th August 2013