Sun, 25 Jun|
Community archaeology: investigating Greenwich Park with CBA London
A tour of Greenwich Park with Community Archaeologist, Andrew Mayfield
Time & Location
25 Jun 2023, 12:30 – 15:00
London, London SE10 8QY, UK
About the event
CBA London has visited Greenwich a few times over the years - from foreshore to Painted Hall - and we return in April for a fresh look through the eyes of Andrew Mayfield, the Royal Parks' community archaeologist working for the Lottery funded Greenwich Park Revealed project .
On this tour he will guide us around the archaeology of Greenwich Park starting with the Saxon barrows. Here we will learn about their history, from antiquarian exploration to Admiralty interventions. We will take in the views from the Wolfe Statue and hear about plans to restore the Charles II era designed landscape, before moving on to the site of the Old Keeper’s Cottage and conduits system. Heading back uphill we will visit the site of the Roman Temple and lost Magnetic Observatory before ending the tour in the Wilderness!
The walk will last roughly two hours, mostly on the high ground at the Park, but taking in some of the undulating landscape. There will be plenty of time for questions and we'll adjourn as ever to the pub to mull over all we've seen.
**Student special offer**
Students in full time education can book for the special rate of £5 - and the first booking includes a year's membership of CBA London and priority booking for all our events.
Places are limited: CBA London members and students have priority up until a week or so before, when we'll open to the public if any places remain. If all the places are booked, we will operate a waiting list.
Attendees will be sent further details on booking.
Note that it is our policy to only give refunds where the place can be filled by someone on the waiting list. The Eventbrite booking fee portion of the ticket cannot be refunded.
If you have any questions, please email the organiser, Becky Wallower, via the contact link below.