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Hastings battlesite location

Last night’s Time Team aired on Channel 4 and apart from cringing at the prospect of watching myself on TV, I was very keen to see it. Earlier this year, we were approached by Time Team to make a programme about the Battle of Hastings and we welcomed this opportunity to further our understanding of the abbey and battlefield.


It was agreed to dig three trenches on the fields below Battle Abbey under the supervision of Dr Glenn Foard of the University of Huddersfield, a leading battlefields archaeologist. The topsoil would be removed and the ground beneath subject to careful investigation using metal detectors to look for archaeology from 1066. This work would allow us to build on a pilot scheme undertaken by Glenn in 2011….


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