Saturday 11th May 2019: Castle Pulverbatch
Castle Pulverbatch is recognised as one of the finest examples of a motte and bailey castle in the county. In 2017 a programme of geophysical survey and UAV survey at Castle Pulverbatch took advantage of recent scrub clearance by the Friends of Castle Pulverbatch. This site visit, led by Giles Carey, Shropshire Council’s Historic Environment Records Officer, will look at the castle in the light of the recent survey work.
Meet at the castle at 2.15pm. There is parking the White Horse Inn (NGR: SJ 424 024) with limited parking at the castle itself. Cost: £3.00
Saturday 13th April 2019: ‘An Anglo-Saxon hall at Atcham: excavations and explorations in 2017’ – a talk by Dr Roger White
Cropmarks of two or three timber buildings were revealed by photography in 1975 on a gravel ridge near Atcham, Shropshire. This site is unique in the West Midlands and probably represents the centre of power of an important Saxon overlord. Following a geophysical survey of the site in 2011, Dr Roger White of Birmingham University and Janine Young of the National Trust carried out trial excavations on the site in June 2017. This talk will explore the site and the recent investigations. 2.30pm at the Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND