An exciting dig at -
The Village Field
CRAWLEY near WINCHESTER
FIELD 1. The Village Field opposite the duck pond. 34 acres of spring barley.
FIELD 2. Manor House field. Short spring barley, 23 acres.
FIELD 3. Peach Hill Lane to Folly Farm. Short spring barley, 30 acres.
We cannot place signs in the village so just head for the duck pond in Crawley village then follow the finger post sign for Stockbridge and Kings Somborne. The signs are on this road. Members £20 / Non-members £23 / Kids are 1/2 price & non-detecting are free.
Crawley, the Village Field
A very successful day for some last Saturday with surprising finds including a gold Edward 111 1/4 noble, a rare Anglo-Saxon sceat, a silver Celtic unit and several hammered coins all from fields that have been well searched by the club over many years.
You have an option of re-visiting last Saturday's land but the main field for the 15th is the Village Field opposite the village pond. This is in very short spring barley and the surface is dead level.
We only search the land on this farm no more than twice a year, mainly after the end of the shooting season and into spring, mainly but not always on crops. I'm guessing that the Manor House field was deep ploughed going by the finds but would only be guessing if the Village Field was ploughed too. This has been a good field for hammered coins on past digs.
Start time : 9.30am
It is important that you do not arrive earlier than 8.30am as we will be busy putting out direction signs.
End time : Dusk
Possibly in the farmyard on the left as you leave the duck pond but before the next road on the left.
Head for the duck pond in Crawley village then follow the finger post sign for Stockbridge and Kings Somborne.
Dogs are welcome but must be on leads as lambs are in an adjacent field.
We put up a wind break for ladies use only.
UNDER 16s 1/2 PRICE
UNDER 12s FREE
NON-DETECTOR USERS FREE
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Your fields are mainly shown on the aerial photo on the left. Sometimes the view is only approximate though but is near enough for you to do your research.
OUR DIG SIGNS
The Weekend Wanderers dig signs are designed to be highly visible against the foliage backdrop. FIELD ENTRANCE signs are placed at the entrance with signs further down the road to give you plenty of notice that your turning is near.