Lectures in Marlow

Thursday 6th February 2020, 8.00 p.m.

Kings, Power and Conversion in Anglo-Saxon England

Dr Gabor Thomas (Reading University), new archaeological perspectives from the Kingdom of Kent.

Main Hall, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow, SL7 1DD. Members of AIM& MAS £3.00, non-member £4.50, students £1.50

Thursday 20th February 2020, 8.00 p.m.

The Archaeology of HS2 in Buckinghamshire

Lucy Lawrence (Bucks County Council Archaeology Officer) will outline how the Archaeology of HS2 is helping to answer some longstanding questions about the development and use of this historic landscape.

In the Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow, SL7 1DD. Members of AIM& MAS £3.00, non-member £4.50

Marlow, Presentations Sept, Oct and November 2019

Roman Roads in Britain, by PADDY LAMBERT, Oxford Archaeology East.  Thursday 24th October 2019 at 8pm in MAIN HALL, LISTON HALL, MARLOW SL7 1DD

The Roman road network in Britain is the epitome of Roman civilisation, bringing trade and opening Britain to an empire that stretched from the cold winds of Scotland to the decadence of the orient.  They remain one of the most enduring of archaeological legacies. Yet, they are still shrouded in myth and misconception.

The real story of the roads and where they eventually lead us is more surprising and much more interesting.

It’s not ‘what the Romans did for us’ – it’s how they did it.

PAY AT THE DOOR:  Visitors: £4.50    Members MAS/AiM: £3.00    Students: £1.50
Free car parking adjacent after 7pm       Disabled access   Enquiries, including membership and fieldwork: 01628 523896    www.marlowarchaeology.org/

Archaeology in Marlow, Thursday 14th November 2019 at 8pm, Liston Hall, Marlow SL7 1DD
Beacons of the Past
Dr Ed Peveler – Chiltern Conservation Board, Lidar survey of the Chilterns.

AIM and MAS members £3.00, non-members £4.50.

AIM BotP Poster 2019

 

Marlow Archaeology re-open Rookery Park excavation (27 & 28 July)

After a successful excavation in 2013, MAS are revisiting the site in Rookery Park, Marlow in an attempt to put a date on the earlier building that was revealed.

Marlow Archaeology will be reopening an excavation in Rookery Park, Marlow on Saturday and Sunday 27 & 28 July, as part of the National Festival of Archaeology.

The excavation will take place between about 10.30am and 3.30pm on each day.

Between 2011 and 2013, Marlow Archaeological Society (MAS) carried out excavations to investigate the remains of The Rookery, a Victorian villa in what is now the park. It was the location of a 18th Century farmhouse, which was replaced by the villa in about 1850. This was subsequently altered and extended, being demolished in the 1960’s and the area turned into a park. There was also a suspicion that there were also much earlier buildings, possibly a Chapel associated with the Knights Templar of the 13thC. Excavation revealed parts of the 1775 farmhouse and a cellar with chalk block walls. Evidence associated with the cellar walls indicated a construction date around 1670, but no records have been found of an earlier building on the site.

It seems unlikely that this was the site of a chapel, but the nature of the earlier building remains a mystery. Our excavation may shed light on the entrance to the cellar and provide further evidence of its origin.

It is important to investigate and record our historic heritage assets in order better to inform planning decisions and maintain the distinctive character of Marlow.

Everyone is very welcome to come and see what is revealed.