Tag Archives: Southampton

SETTING UP FOR THE THIRD BASING HOUSE FIELD SEASON

Reblogged from Day of Archaeology 2015: http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/third-basing-house-season/ Today I’m working at Hampshire Cultural Trust with Dave Allen. I’m lucky because my visit times with the regular weekly volunteer day at the Archaeology Stores, managed by the Curator of Archaeology, David Allen. To find out more about the work of David and the team, visit their excellent […]

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 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 […]