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
Repton Village History Group are hosting a small Viking incursion – the first since that time in 874AD when they left the place a bit of a mess. Then, they used St Wystan’s as a fortified gateway in a defensive ditch, destroyed the Benedictine Monastery and exiled King Burgred.Read more
St Peter’s Church, Netherseal will be holding a series of events to celebrate St Peter’s Festival, one of which will be an illustrated talk by Matthew Morris on the finding of the remains of Richard III in Leicester.Read more
Ticknall Archaeological Research Group (TARG) was formed in 2010 with the aid of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to investigate the archaeology of the early potteries in Ticknall, their products and the landscape and social contexts for them.Read more
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- Saturday 23rd June – Nottingham Local Archaeology and Local History Day
- Saturday 11th August Visit to Avoncroft Museum of Buildings
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
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
After eight years, the Ticknall Archaeological Research Group is still going strong and we have extended the range of activities. We still do digs on pottery sites, courtesy of the landowners and householders. We have had some of our finds confirmed as made in Ticknall by chemical analysis, which gives a distinctive signature.Read more
Before our house was built some forty years ago there was, according to local history, evidence of a pottery on the site.
Nobody can be sure of exact dates but pottery finds in the garden of our neighbour have been dated to around the fifteenth to sixteenth century.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) 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