Mount Bures Community Web Site

 

 

 

Archaeological Dig at the Mount:- Summer 2011
Week One

 

Read more information on the "Motte" and its perceived appearance back in the
Mediaeval times

 

The Mound is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Private Property.

Access Cambridge Archaeology, on behalf of the HLF-funded Managing a
Masterpiece scheme, is running a two-week public programme of community archaeological excavation, test pitting and survey on and around Mount Bures Castle between the 8th and 19th of August 2011.
The community excavations will take place on and around the summit of Mount Bures Castle and archaeological survey and test-pitting
will take place in properties in the vicinity of the monument and in the wider context of the historic parish of Mount Bures,
to explore its context and the development of settlement around it.
The excavations will be directed by Carenza Lewis, well known from Channel 4's Time Team and BBC's Story of England.

Objective:- To find out more about the mysterious medieval castle of Mount Bures, for which there are no historical records, by providing a rare opportunity to investigate the archaeology of Mount Bures castle and its environs through excavation on top of and around the motte and by survey and test-pitting in properties in the vicinity of the monument.


1st week test trench on the summit of the Mount

Sifting the soil from the test trench and collecting any
artifacts that are discovered.

Matt, Commercial Archeologist attached to Carenzas team


Carenza Lewis


Test trench at the rear of the Mound

 
Photographs taken by Alan Beales 2011