Big Dig 2023  -  Hursley Park


Sunday June 4th - Tuesday June 20th


We are back at Hursley for our third and final year. With lots to do to uncover the final pieces of the jigsaw about the history of this site, we aim to find out more about the phases of development and demolition and how they interrelate. 


We also have questions that arise from our last two seasons and the analysis work that is underway following them.  


Bookings are now open using the form below. The form has been modified this year so it’s easier to complete and we would appreciate you returning it electronically  -  but the normal post is fine if you would prefer that.  


Bank transfer details are included on the form which is the easiest way to pay but we still accept cheques and cash.


Please send the completed form to




Dig Application Form:


You can download this in WORD format and complete and email to the address given or in PDF format if you wish to fill in by hand and return to the postal address given.


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2022 Excavations  -  Interim Report     New


2021 Excavations  -  Interim Report 

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Our 2021 excavations are featured on Stuart Rippon’s Hursley 2021 podcast

(The podcast recorded last year on the Hursley dig. This will be on the website for 12 months for people to use for education and training. It was recorded using Zoom during Covid restrictions, but you will find it interesting if you’re thinking of coming along.)

The 2021 Big Dig Diary




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