2018 HDAG events


Being rescheduled due to ill health

A day-school looking at the Medieval towns of Sussex,

with Simon Stevens BA, MCIfA, Senior Archaeologist, Archaeology South-East, a division of UCL

Sussex has some of the most widely archaeologically investigated settlements in the country. Recent developments in our urban centres have offered numerous opportunities to excavate the buried remains of the period c.1066 to c.1500, and place them within the context of the surviving townscapes and above-ground remains’

10am-4pm at Brighton Road, Baptist Church, Horsham RH13 5BD

Members £16, non members £25 for further information and to book please contact [email protected]  or 01903 872309


Saturday 9 March, 1:30 -5:30pm

Place-names in the Landscape — a half-day school with Dr Judie English

Without much written evidence it can seem difficult to reconstruct life in the Late Saxon period but the evidence of how local people saw the land around them, how they could use its resources and how they saw their own settlements, is freely available in the names they gave.  This half day-school will concentrate on the interpretation and the pitfalls, in using that evidence.

Venue: Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham RH13 5BD

Members £10, non members £15. For further information and to book please contact [email protected]  or 01903 872309




Events organised by other societies

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Sussex Archaeology Symposium 2019

Details to come

To be held at Kings Church, Lewes, 10 am-5 pm.

Future field work opportunities

HDAG has various activities planned in 2019 and volunteers are welcome —  just email and let us know which activities you are interested in.

Rackham woods
The RSPB has been clearing shrubby birch encroaching on Bronze Age barrows in Rackham Woods. The work is vigorous but a good way to work off Christmas excess in a beautiful setting!
Provisional dates are 18th January, 1st February and 15th February – but the work is weather dependant so dates will be confirmed a week before.

Henfield area excavation - planned for early March ... dates to come

In the spring, we hope to investigate the course of a Roman road by digging a couple of trenches in a field near Henfield, West Sussex. We will also carry out geophys surveys. No experience required. This dig will offer a chance to learn the basics. Places may be limited so please register your interest.