We started in 2010 with a ‘Your Heritage’ grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund over 3 years, to investigate the archaeology of Ticknall’s potteries and its landscape history.Read more
Fieldwalking takes place as and when fields become available, with follow ups of sorting and recording. We normally take our finds home to wash. Pot Drawing takes place in the Ticknall Village Hall on the last Thursday in the month. (note, not August or December)Read more
There are over 30 known pottery sites in the Ticknall area. Excavations have produced 13th century Coal Measures White Wares on production sites.
Documents from 1328 refer to “le cleyputs” and in the late 1200s Henricus ad Furnum (Henry at the oven) is named. It is probably a pot oven.Read more
Delilah (known as Dellie) Boswell was born in Wheldon, Northants, in 1800, a member of the well-known Boswell gypsy family.
The family were allowed to camp in Calke Park – a rare privilege at a time when the Calke Abbey Estate was a very private place – and were welcome visitors to the Abbey.Read more
A large field, recently ploughed, 20 volunteers, eager to be trained, and a fine sunny day, what more could anyone want? This was the set up for the first of our two fieldwalking training days. Two professional archaeologists, Anne and Alex, had come to instruct us into the mysterious art of fieldwalking.Read more
A good two weeks. The weather was kind, and as expected, there were lots of pot sherds to wash, from possible medieval to around 1660, but most importantly we uncovered what is possibly a kiln or a pot stack. Also resistivity shows a path leading to the work area.Read more
On the 5th August 2017, a group of TARG members was given a guided tour of Sinai House by the owner Kate Newton. The house, located at Shobnall on the outskirts of Burton, is a Grade II* listed building. It has a long and interesting history, but was derelict when the current owners acquired it in the 1990s.Read more
In July 2017 Ticknall Archaeological Research Group had a very interesting and informative day school, led by Janet Spavold and Sue Brown, on reading the history of vernacular houses.Read more
We need drawings of some of our finds to include in reports on our projects. The reports are published as TARG reports, where the archaeology and the interpretation is all done by TARG members. The reports go to the official archaeological record and to the National Trust.Read more
Annual Subscription (for the calendar year, including insurance) is £10, £5 for under 16s. To join TARG please email email@example.com or visit http://www.ticknall-archaeology.co.uk for further information.Read more