Lees Court Project
A partnership project between the Society, the Lees Court Estate Trust and the School of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent to investigate the history, buildings, place names and archaeology of the Lees Court Estate.
This is an update on the first few days on site and the preparation for the next few weeks excavation.
Days 4 & 5 were spent finishing off the initial excavations at Stringmans Field while investigating potential areas for further excavation next year. Once again, volunteers f
Stringmans Field Excavation - Background
Firstly, thank you to everyone who has been following the posts on here, it is the first time the Society website has been used for these kind of updates.
Penultimate day of the Badlesmere Bottom dig and all features are getting tidied, drawn and recorded.
Today saw volunteers saying a fond(ish!) farewell to trench 3.
What a difference day makes - 24 little hours later and we start the day with rain showers. Plenty of volunteers today for training day on the Lees Court Estate.
We were back on site today after our bank holiday break, replenished and ready to go.
Phew, what a scorcher!
Work continues on day 5 of our dig and what a fantastic amount of work KAS members are getting through. Lady Sondes was impressed and fascinated when she visited the site late in the afternoon.
Members aplenty at the Badlesmere Bottom dig today, the word has escaped that we have some interesting archaeology to be investigated.
Day 3 on site and time to start digging in earnest (in very compact clay in actual fact!), The first 'slot' of the season was opened on a very innocuous looking linear in trench 1.
Much progress made by the KAS Project Team at Lees Court today.
Logistics day at Lees Court Estate for the first day of the Badlesmere Bottom excavations.
The first stage of the Lees Court Estate fieldwork project 2019 is getting underway from next Monday 19th of Aug
Site Documentation: https://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/site-documentation/lees-court-estat