Welcome to the
Ingleborough Archaeology Group website

Members enjoying our Valetines Day animal bones workshop lead
by Professor Terry O'Connor from York University.
Just one of the many events associated with our Top Cow Pasture project

PLEASE NOTE: due to the extension of our TCP project completion date our Open Day and Exhibition has been postponed until Saturday 6th June - click here for details

Our next meeting is on

Monday 16th March

A dig in the park:
recent community archaeology
at Sizergh Castle

An illustrated talk by Jamie Lund

The Dig in the Park project took place at Sizergh Castle during the summer of 2013 and involved around 200 local people, including three local schools. It was a partnership project between the National Trust and Levens Local History Group and received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project offered local people and any keen amateur archaeologists to get involved in three exciting archaeology theme projects; the excavation of a Bronze Age burnt mound, excavation of a large bank and ditch in the parkland overlooked by the castle, and the survey of a sixteenth century Great Barn.

While the main campaign of work took place in summer 2013, further dendrochronology work and environmental sampling took place in spring and summer 2014. The results proved to be most interesting and particularly satisfying for the volunteers taking part.

Jamie works as the National Trust archaeologist covering the whole of the north west region, taking him from the Solway Coast in the north to Little Moreton Hall in the south dealing with a broad spectrum of archaeology sites and types.


7.30pm at the Ingleborough Community Centre
Non members welcome

Non members £2.50
Members £1.50

Please click here to see a full list of our 2015 talks & walks





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Latest news:

Our Top Cow Pasture project Open Day and Exhibition has now been postponed until Saturday June 6th. Click here for details

Click here for the latest newsletter from the Long Preston Big Dig

Congratulations to our chairman - David Johnson - who has received a Highly Commended Marsh Award for Community Archaeologist of the Year - sponsored by the CBA.

Long Preston Heritage Group are looking for volunteers to help with their Big Dig. Click here for more information.

To read about our Top Cow Pasture Project and for a link to the daily blog of our recent excavation click here

See the first reports and spreadsheets from our ongoing Scales Moor survey here. Recently added: Enclosures and Water Features.

Just published - Medieval Studies in the Yorkshire Dales edited by Roger Martlew
Click here for details

Click here to see a list of our Practical Activities for 2015

Click here to read a brief interim report on our 2013 excavations

Hot off the press - a new publication by Yvonne Luke - Neolithic Long Mounds of the Yorkshire Dales. Click here for details of how to get your copy.

The results of our survey of the north west flanks of Ingleborough can now be viewed on-line. Click here to see the spreadsheet, plans, photographs and members essays.