Northstowe News

Archaeology Open Day at Northstowe

Saturday 20th September 11am-3pm

Local people can find out first about the archaeological excavations taking place at Northstowe on Saturday 20th September.  Work started on Phase One in June to strip topsoil off the areas of greatest archaeological potential and examination of what has been revealed so far is underway.

The main focus of the excavation so far has been an area of Saxon settlement located on what will become the primary school site. At least 15 post built structures have been found along with pits, wells and ditches containing pottery dating to the early Saxon period.

The Open Day will include guided tours to view the Saxon archaeology, a display of some of the artifacts discovered so far and information about what else is likely to be found as the work progresses over the next several months.

Access is via the old Golf Club entrance on Station Road, Longstanton where some limited parking is available. Please note that the walk out to view the archaeology is about 450m and sensible footwear is essential.

Site Open 11am - 3pm

SIte Tours & Display of Finds

Access via the old Golf Club entrance, Station Road, Longstanton

Poster available to download here: http://www.northstowe.com/archaeologyopendayposter