Location of Test Pits

By Kathryn Betts

The location of the test pits dug in 2013

Photo:A young volunteer at TP5

A young volunteer at TP5

Photograph supplied by Ann Braggins

Photo:Meldreth Primary School children working on the school test pit, 5th July 2013

Meldreth Primary School children working on the school test pit, 5th July 2013

Photograph by Kathryn Betts

As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded project, a total of 32 pits were dug in the village.  The map above shows the location of the pits. 

The pits were dug on the following dates:

8th & 9th June: 11 pits, 10 of which were open to the public

6th & 7th July: 10 pits, 7 of which were open to the public

12th July: 1 pit (at Meldreth Manor School)

17th & 18th August: 10 pits, all of which were open to the public. In addition, Topcliffe Mill was open to visitors.

Map showing the location of the pits that were dug each weekend are available by clicking on the download links, below.  A page on each test pit has been added to the site.

On each weekend, the finds were taken to a central location.  At the end of each day's digging there was an opportunity to view the finds that had been uncovered and to hear volunteers summarise what they had found.  

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Location of Test Pits' page

This page was added by Kathryn Betts on 04/06/2013.

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