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DIG

An exciting dig at -

APRIL 18

Crawley
Hampshire

The Rack & Manger field

This dig is confirmed

2024

2024

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This is a 44-acre field that was deep ploughed in March and has now been drilled with a spring crop so is dead flat. Please fill your holes in as we want to leave a tidy surface, thanks. The approximate location of an Romano-British site is on this field at SU 42729 33734. Many years ago, WW member Brian found a full stater on this field and Julian had a 1/4 stater.

 

Considering the deep ploughing seems to liberate gold coins, it is worth a day out to see what you can find.

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CRAWLEY

THE RACK & MANGER FIELD

There is a dig this week and it is on Thursday 18 April. We will be searching the Rack and Manger field; the field on the corner of the crossroads that leads to the green barn or the green tank fields.

 

This is the grid reference to the field centre so you can find the field and research it. SU 42544 33741. The Rack & Manger was the pub on the Stockbridge Road, no longer there but is adjacent to the field.

 

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LOCAL HISTORY

HISTORY

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DIG TIMES

Start time : 9.30 am

It is important that you do not arrive earlier than 8.30 am as we will be busy putting out direction signs.

 

Cars stopping on busy roads could lead to an accident so please, no arrivals before 8.30 am, thanks.

End time : Dusk

DIRECTIONS

POST CODE

RG29 1ED

WHAT3WORDS

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INFORMATION

toilets

We put up a wind break for ladies use only. The nearest loos will be found at the closest filling station or pub.

dogs

Dogs are welcome but must be on leads 

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS

The latest Google Earth imagery for you on this section.

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.

OTHER SOURCES

STREET MAPS

To help you plan your journey

RAC Route Planner

AA Route Planner

Traffic Updates

Cosmic Sky

End time : Dusk

Start time : 9.30am

DIG TIMES

It is important that you do not arrive earlier than 8.30am as we will be busy putting out direction signs.

 

Cars stopping on busy roads could lead to an accident so please, no arrivals before 8.30am. Thanks.

dogs

Dogs are welcome but must be on leads.

POST CODE

DIRECTIONS

WHAT3WORDS

Head for the duck pond in Crawley village in Hampshire. Follow the finger post sign to Kings Somborne and Stockbridge. Our signs are the next unnamed lane on the left before you reach Stockbride Road. Parking if firm enough on grass but if not then on hard standing around the green barn.

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INFORMATION

DIG FEE

MEMBERS £21

GUESTS £23

UNDER 12s FREE

UNDER 16s 1/2 PRICE

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.

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2022 raw honey now in!

The bees have been very busy so Pete will bring the new season honey to the digs.

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