Satterthwaite Bloomery Excavation

Park and meet at Blind Lane Forestry Commission Car Park, Satterthwaite, LA12 8, United Kingdom

Satterthwaite Bloomery was a charcoal-fired furnace likely to be of Medieval date. Charcoal found nearby dates back to 1280 – 1410. We are looking for volunteers to join our archaeologists and their team from Liverpool University to carry out a geophysical survey and excavation to find out more about early iron smelting processes.

The excavation will take place daily Monday to Friday over the 5 weeks.Transport to and from the site will be provided via minibus from the Blind Lane Forestry Commission Car Park. We will meet at 9.30 am and then head to the site at 9.40 am and return at 4.30 pm. Once on site tasks may involve surveying the site, using equipment and tools, planning, recording information, digging and drawing. Training and guidance will be given.

Be prepared to be outside all day in any Lake District weather conditions – as you will know it can be very changeable! Warm and waterproof clothing and sun cream and hats as well as sturdy boots are essential.

There is a small welfare unit on site with a loo and tea and coffee making facilities.

Please bring your own lunch.

This is a free event but booking is essential, you can do this by clicking on the link below

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