Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Archaeology of Anglesey



The Archaeology of Anglesey
1 to 5 November 2016
The island of Anglesey has a wealth of archaeological sites of all periods. This EMAS Archaeology study tour will visit the most important sites of the prehistoric, Roman and medieval periods.
Among the sites that we will visit are: the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age burial chamber, the rural Roman site and the 12th century chapel at Din Lligwy; the chambered cairn at Bryn Celli Ddu; the Neolithic burial chamber at Barclodiad Y Gawres; the Roman fort at Caer Gybi; the Roman watchtower and signal station at Caer Y Twr and the medieval priory at Penmon.
Full details are now available here...

Friday, April 22, 2016

EMAS FIELD TRIP TO WOKING PALACE AND GUILDFORD CASTLE

EMAS FIELD TRIP TO WOKING PALACE AND GUILDFORD CASTLE

Saturday, 14th May 2016

We are fortunate to have Richard Savage as our host for this day trip to Woking Palace and Guildford Castle in Surrey.


Woking Palace did not always have such a grand name.  Dating from the later thirteenth century, it was originally known as the Royal Manor of Woking.  It is now a Scheduled Monument, preserved and protected by the Friends of Woking Palace.  Richard Savage will be our guide around the present excavations and palace site with its standing buildings.  The annual excavations have produced important finds like the blue and white Valencian tile sherds, found in the River Wey, of truly international importance.

EMAS FIELD TRIP TO WOKING PALACE AND GUILDFORD CASTLE

EMAS FIELD TRIP TO GREAT DIXTER AND BODIAM CASTLE

Saturday, 11th June 2016

Our June field trip is to East Sussex.  A tour has been arranged around the house at Great Dixter and Rosemary Yeaxlee will be your guide at Bodiam Castle near Robertsbridge.

Great Dixter can be described as a patchwork of a house.  The original house at Dixter dates from C.1450.  Its crowning glory is a very fine medieval Great Hall, which is said to be the largest timber-framed hall in the country.  The architect Edward Lutyens designed the patchwork aspect of the house when, in the early twentieth century, he combined the medieval building at Dixter with another medieval house, moved from Beneden, Kent, along with some twentieth century additions, to form the house visible today.  The garden is equally fascinating as it is the creation of the notable garden designer Christopher Lloyd.  Three oast houses from the eighteenth century and a spectacular fifteenth century barn are also in the grounds.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Archaeology of Anglesey


The Archaeology of Anglesey
1 to 5 November 2016

Following the EMAS Easter study tour to the Edwardian Castles in North Wales, several people have expressed an interest in the possibility of an autumn study tour to Anglesey.

Because of the location of some of the site, we would need to use a small coach, probably a 24 seater.  The best way to do this would be that we would meet at Chester Railway station (there is an excellent service from Euston) and a coach would pick us up with our luggage and drive us to our hotel in Caernarfon.  The coach would also take us to Chester when we return to London.

Click here for further details, including the full itinerary.


I will sort out the costs as soon as I can.