Welcome to the Wyre Archaeology website. Our name dates back several years but our interests are not confined to just the Wyre District but cover the whole of Wyre, the Fylde and beyond. The resources will include information on our digs, areas of interest, various maps (OS, Tithe, other), other primary documents (wills, inventories, letters, newspaper articles, etc,) some secondary sources (books/commentaries) and historic or aerial photographs.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - MEETINGS ARE BACK!
Meetings now take place at 7:15pm in Great Eccleston at the Great Eccleston Village centre. Our guest speaker will be Fraser Brown who leads the archaeological excavations on the Windy Harbour - Skippool Road Improvement Scheme. Guests are welcome with a nominal contribution of £1 to cover costs. If you missed the talk much of the content can be found here.
Wyre Archaeology have been given access to the Brook Farm (Dow Bridge) reports. Finds range from the Paleolithic age through to Bronze, Roman and Medieval. Only for members at the moment who can find it in the Report section.
NEW ROMAN FORT
For some time Wyre Archeology have been sworn to secrecy regarding the discovery of a Roman fort at Burscough. Although this is outside our immediate area a number of members have been involved in uncovering the site and our colleagues in Wigan Archaeology performed the geophys. Recently local residents have noticed some uncontrolled activity on the site which has led to Historic England classifying the site as a scheduled monument. More information can be view here. Once our meetings return more information will be revealed.
LATEST DIG (suspended but soon to restart)
A dig is underway by the side of the River Brock looking at an old, derelict cottage. Digging took place on the 9th and 10th October and continued the following weekend. More dates are planned for the future. For more information contact the secretary.
The first important find, in terms of dating evidence, appeared on the 16th November when a 1817 George III silver sixpence was discovered.
The site was originally closed down for the Winter - but that was before Coronavirus appeared. Hopefully more investigations will take place this Autumn (2021).
'NEW' ROMAN ROAD FOUND BY WYRE ARCHAEOLOGY - THE FULL REPORT CAN BE FOUND AT HERE.