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Wyre Archaeology

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.  

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LATEST DIG

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 with more dates planned for the future.  For more information contact the secretary.

 

BREAKING NEWS

'NEW' ROMAN ROAD FOUND - THE FULL REPORT CAN BE FOUND AT HERE.

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Broughton Pinfold Dig

Our first, tentative, findings from the Broughton pinfold dig can be found here:-

http://wyrearchaeology.org.uk/index.php/digs/broughton-pinfold

 

Cup-Marked Stone

On the 6th April 2019, several members of the group met at Nicky Nook to investigate a possible cup and ring stone.  On a beautiful day, with magnificent views of the Fylde, the stone and the surrounding area was investigated.  It was found at the junction of a couple of ancient walls - which may, possibly, be investigated at a later date.  More information will be reported at the next meeting.

 

The find was reported to Lancashire Historic Environment Record only to find that it had already been reported & recorded.

 

Kirkham Digs

Following a request, more details and photographs have been added to our Kirkham dig from several years ago.  This is now more important with the news that a housing development at Brook Farm, Dowbridge, has been given planning permission. 

The recent (2018) Dowbridge dig has uncovered a number of finds have been uncovered including a bronze age cup stone and the base of a Roman oven.  The summer of 2019 excavation has now taken place.  More images and comments can be found here.

More information to follow.