Tag Archives: archaeology

Day 5 – Visiting Hampton Court Palace

On Friday, we took a well-earned break and visited Hampton Court Palace. We were very interested in seeing the location that had played such a big part in the life of William Paulet, who was responsible for the building of Basing House in the 1530s. Hampton Court is massive! We were immediately taken aback by […]

Day 3 – Slipware Mystery! And some other stuff – by Jake

Written by Jake, The Northern One. — Day 3 On the 24th July 2013 at the Basing House Project a slipware tankard was unveiled in the far left corner of the excavation site. At first it was believed to be a c. 17th century contemporary piece, but after careful analysis by experienced Basing House staff, […]

Day 2 – Let the Festival of British Archaeology begin – by Callum

My name is Callum and I’m studying History and Archaeology at Southampton University. What I’m most looking forward to about Basing House is using techniques and technology’s that they didn’t have on the excavations in the 60’s. — Second Day Today at Basing house we started straight where we left off yesterday with the taking […]

Day 1 – De-Turfing begins! – by Callum

My name is Callum and I’m studying History and Archaeology at Southampton University. What I’m most looking forward to about Basing House is using techniques and technology’s that they didn’t have on the excavations in the 60’s. — First Day Morning We set off from Southampton at half past eight looking forward to our first […]

Tudor Fireplace Discovered

On the Basing House Facebook page today, an great find has been reported. The fireplace is only a few metres away from the location of the planned summer excavation. So we’re very excited about the discovery of the beautiful object! The story and images in this post come from the Basing House Facebook page, and […]