Bradgate Park excavation

View Calendar
22/09/2021 14:00 - 16:00

Ice Age Journeys and the Bradgate Park Trust are undertaking a community archaeological survey of the River Lin floodplain. This Lottery-funded project will build upon the previous archaeological work at the Creswellian site, Little Matlock Gorge, led by Lynden Cooper for the University of Leicester Archaeological Services in 2015–16.  The current project, led by Lynden and Daryl Garton, aims to map the superficial deposits of the glacial terrace between Little Matlock Gorge and Bradgate House. It will comprise auger and test-pit survey, providing data for a geomorphological model of the Late Glacial floodplain and identify any scatters of worked flints.

Feel free to visit the excavations at any time (14th–16th and 21st–23rd September, 10:30–3:30) in this public park, but there will be a special tour detailing the Late Upper Palaeolithic archaeology on Wednesday 22nd September, 2pm start.  Nearest parking (and toilets) are at Newton Linford carpark, LE6 0HB (Pay & Display). To find Daryl and Lynden, walk into the park along the river – about 10-15 mins.

Related upcoming events

  • 23/10/2021 10:00 - 23/10/2021 16:00

    The Fabrick Room at Ashover Parish Hall, Milken Lane, Ashover S45 0BA.

    DAS will have a stand at this exhibition.

  • 13/11/2021 10:00 - 13/11/2021 17:00

    The Arkwright Society returns for their 7th Industrial Revolution Conference .
    The Industrial Revolution Conference is an annual event with a diverse range of topics and expert speakers.
    This year, leading academics will discuss what triggered and sustained innovation in the first Industrial Revolution, with one talk focusing on modern entrepreneurship as a point of comparison.

    Professor Joel Mokyr,   ‘Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution:  A Neglected Nexus’.
    Professor Emeritus John Styles   ‘Re-fashioning Industrial Revolution: Fibres, Fashion and Technical Innovation in British Cotton Textiles, 1630-1780’.
    Dr Gill Cookson,   Innovation in the Time of Arkwright.
    Dr Karolina Hutkova,  London School of Economics  The English East India Company's Silk Enterprise in Bengal, 1750–1850. 
    Professor Simon Mosey,  ‘Building a legacy of ingenuity through entrepreneurial organisations’.

    Tickets are priced at £20. Book your place today at