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 on the site 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.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, 20th July starting at 7:30pm. Reports will be presented on the recent discovery of the Roman road at Lea town, developments at Brock cottages and Forton. Possible digs in Kirkham will also be discussed.
On the 25th June a Roman road uncovered at Lea town. A combination of old maps, LIDAR and probing the most likely field was successful. Full report to follow.
On the 6th,7th and 8th of May, Wyre Archaeology supported the Friends of Hurst Grange in uncovering the site of the old grange. Full report to follow.
Wyre Archaeology were invited to investigate the old warehouse at Wardleys, on the river Wyre. The warehouse was probably in use from the early 18th century and the basic structure was unknown. Much was revealed and we are invited back in September to continue the work.
Some hearty souls are continuing to investigate an old, derelict cottage by the side of the River Brock. Originally opened more than two years ago the building is turning out to be an excellent site for any members new to Archaeology who wish to learn some of the techniques. The site is particulaly fascinating since we had no idea of the age and use of the cottage - the last time it appeared on any maps was in the 1850's.
The first important find, in terms of dating evidence, appeared on the 16th November, 2019 when a 1817 George III silver sixpence was discovered.
As you can see from the sketch below, the site is extremely complex. Possibly, at least two phases. The right-hand (northern) section for human habitation, the left for animals. The incursion of trees will probably make it impossible to make any definitive conclusions - but still a wonderful site.
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. More information will be revealed in our regular meetings
'NEW' ROMAN ROAD FOUND BY WYRE ARCHAEOLOGY - THE FULL REPORT FOR REGISTERED MEMBERS CAN BE FOUND AT HERE.