Harringworth Fieldwork Group Talk on Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle – A Unique Community Archaeological Project -Friday 14 February 2020 in Harringworth Village Hall at 7.30pm

The original motte-and-bailey castle was probably established in 1075 by William the Conqueror. Once a major fortified administration centre, today little remains of the original castle above ground. All that survives are the remains of the 11th-century motte and inner bailey, the late 12th-century hall, parts of the 13th-century stone curtain wall, and the outer bailey known as Cutts Close. All of the rest has been lost. In 2018 a community dig set out to investigate the castle site and uncover Oakham Castle’s hidden history. In 2019 a crew of volunteers, working under Site Director Mathew Morris,
returned to Oakham to continue the work and expand our understanding of a unique archaeological site that has dominated the town of Oakham for nigh-on a thousand years. Come along and see what this year’s excavations have revealed.

Mathew Morris is a Project Officer with University of Leicester Archaelogical Services.

Tickets £6 (members £4)

To book please contact Jacki Lilley on: 07825 114939
or email hfg.groupsecretary@gmail.com