Lancaut Archaeological Investigations

A small project partnership is conducting walkovers, geophysical surveys and targeted excavations around the medieval church yard at the Lancaut DMV and in the promontory fort at Spital Meend, where the embankment appears to be on the line of Offa’s Dyke. Questions included whether Lancaut was an Celtic (British) / Early Christian monastic complex, how and when Spital Meend was occupied and used, and how these related to Offa’s Dyke. The partnership is between the Forest of Dean Building Preservation Trust, who own Lancaut Church, Historic England, Gloucestershire Archaeology, Herefordshire Archaeology, Southern Marches Archaeological Practice Ltd., Wye Valley AONB Partnership and local landowners, with funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Gloucestershire Environmental Trust.

Lancaut Revelations

Day School event on Friday 16th March at the Chepstow Drill Hall, 10am-3.30pm.

Find out about the latest results from the archaological investigation.

Cost £5 (includes a light lunch & refreshments).

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To see the programme please click here and scroll down the flyer.

The event links with the Offa's Dyke Collaboratory.

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