Friday, July 9, 2010

Ampthill Castle Archaeological Dig - July 2009

During July 2009 an archaeological dig took place in Ampthill Park near to the newly renovated Katherines Cross. The objective of the project was to characterise and define the nature and extent of the archaeological deposits relating to Ampthill Castle, a scheduled monument within Ampthill Park.

This mansion/palace was the home of Katherine of Aragon during her divorce from Henry VIII and at one time a sumptuous dwelling. 4 trenches were excavated at different locations on the site to try and answer the questions raised by a geophysical survey and to try and provide greater archaeology information about the site that will be used to promote the history of the Park and Town.

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