Work for this project will focus on the site of the Hutments building, on the northern side of the Guildhall, which is located on the site of a medieval Augustinian Friary, often occupied by Richard III when he stayed in the city. The excavations will be open to the public and will be accompanied by a range of training workshops and activities. All events will be completely FREE and all are welcome.

The excavation of the medieval and earlier remains will begin in August, with a wide range of opportunities for volunteers and visitors to participate in the work. However, before the digging begins, we would like to uncover more of the history of the Hutments building itself.
It dates to the early 20th century – but was it constructed before the Second World War or was it built to provide temporary offices following the bombing of the Guildhall in 1942?

We would love to hear from anyone that may have any memories or photographs of the site from around this time – perhaps you worked in the building, or nearby, or remember the area during the war?

Please contact Mitchell Pollington at AOC if you can provide us with any information: or 01904 413 404.

Learn more on the Hidden Guildhall microSite from AOC Archaeology