Excavation Locations

For several reasons we have decided not to publish the detailed locations of any of our excavations at this time. This information along with access to all our excavation records will be available to other workers on application.

Clitheroe Castle Festival of Archaeology 2022

At Clitheroe Castle Museum on the 23rd of July 11am – 3pm Ribble Valley Archaeology will be at this event presenting what we have been doing on this project and will be available to answer questions and provide more details about the excavations we have done so far and tell you about our future plans. …

Rimington and Middop – Archaeology and Local History Day

Ribble valley Archaeology (RVA) held a very successful archaeology and local history day, hosted by Rimington Memorial Institute, on Saturday 9 April. Since its formation, a year ago, RVA has mainly been investigating the Roman road which runs from Ribchester to Elslack and then on to Ilkley and York, but particularly the very scenic section …

Preliminary Report on September 3rd/4th 2021Excavations

Seven people (Barrie Tyrer, Louise Mills, Trevor & Lesley Marklew, Brian Stott, Ian Rowley and Brian Jeffery) visited the Field with the project designation F43 with the kind permission of the farmer. Aim: The aim was to investigate a section of the supposed RR ‘agger’ which crosses the field in a WSW-ENE direction along a …

Report on Level 1 Archaeology Training – Thursday 24 June 2021

Background As part of the project to investigate the Roman Road between Chatburn and Coal Pit Lane, at Rimington, Jayne Ashe of the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership (PHLP) arranged level 1 archaeological survey training which was run by Rebecca Cadbury Simmons of Northern Archaeological Associates. There were 2 sessions, morning and afternoon, and the author …

Probe Survey Field 42

Roman Road Investigation – A59 to Coal Pit Lane, Rimington; part of Margary 72a Report on investigation into possible agger in field 42 using probe technique. (Field numbers as designated for this project) 30 June, 2021 Participants   B. Jeffery, P. del Strother, L. Marklew, T.Marklew. Background  During a survey of the Martin Top and …

June 5th walkover survey led by Trevor Marklew

Organised by the Friends of Pendle Heritage (Pendle Archaeology Group) The aim was to follow the suggested RR from Field 42 west of Martin Top Chapel to the A682. The objectives were to identify a number of locations where future investigations and possible excavations may take place. Elizabeth Robinson, the farmer’s wife, shared her knowledge of Rakes …

Two Excavation Reports on work done on local Roman Roads

These reports are were published in the first volume of Itinera The Journal of theRoman Roads Research Association. The RRRA have kindly given me permission to share these reports. Please note as these are abstracts from a larger publication only available to RRRA members they each contain introductory pages from the full publication. OLIVER COOK, …

HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY – DOWNHAM WALK

Organised by the Friends of Pendle Heritage (Pendle Archaeology Group) What a joyous start to the easing of lockdown, gorgeous weather and good company.   A group of socially distanced Friends met at the Assheton Arms in Downham. First to the site of the Roman Road (RR).   David Taylor described the features of RR’s and their …

Roman Road visit to Downham and Rimington

PAG 2: Roman Road visit to Downham and Rimington                                                    Date: 01 April 2021 We visited the section of concessionary footpath from Town End Croft Wood (NGr. 378534 444507) to Hall Royds Wood (NGr. 378843 444591) to see if there were any observable features which could be considered to be ‘Roman’. We were concerned that …