Searching for the Knights Hospitaller- Excavations at Castle Hill Country Park

Searching for the Knights Hospitaller- Excavations at Castle Hill Country Park

Searching for the Knights Hospitaller- Excavations at Castle Hill Country Park

Searching for the Knights Hospitaller- Excavations at Castle Hill Country Park

Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2021, 19:30 - 21:00

Venue: Melton Carnegie Museum

Melton Fieldworkers present this talk by Mathew Morris BA MA AClfA

On the edge of Leicester, in Castle Hill Country Park at Beaumont Leys, is a large enigmatic rectangular earthwork. Speculation about its use has suggested that it was an Iron Age encampment, whilst more recent research indicates that it may be a medieval manor associated with the Knights Hospitaller. In Searching for the Knights Hospitaller, Mathew Morris talks about recent excavations at the site, including the 2021University of Leicester archaeology field school, and what they tell us about the monument's fascinating history.

Pay on the door on the night. £5 per person. Doors open at 7pm, talk begins at 7.30pm.

Limited places available -pre-booking is essential. Please book by telephoning the museum on 0116 3053860 or by email meltonmuseum@leics.gov.uk

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