The Horsham District Archaeology Group meets regularly to carry out research into the fascinating history and more distant past of Horsham and the surrounding West Sussex/Surrey countryside. Activities include field walking, geophysical surveys, excavations, investigating landscape features such as mill ponds or deer park boundaries, examining written or visual records of all kinds and the processing or study of numerous finds (stone tools, pottery, clay pipe, metal artefacts and building materials) ranging in age from the Mesolithic period (perhaps 8000BC) right up to present times.
The Horsham area is steeped in centuries of human activity and occupation form prehistoric farmsteads, Romano-British settlements, medieval manors, castles and farms or the remnants of the local iron, brick making and other industries. Who knows what exciting discoveries remain to be found!
Our group works closely with the Portable Antiquities Scheme, the West Sussex Historic Environment Record and has links with many other like minded individuals and organisations. Our current programme of activities is available on the Events page.
We welcome new members or enquiries from anyone with an interest in the archaeology of the local area. Skills or qualifications are not essential - just enthusiasm!
For details on membership please visit the membership page or for further information please contact any of the committee whose details are listed on the Contact Page.