Come to Elizabeth Castle and join a team of experts associated with York University as we use archaeology to discover the 18th and 19th century use of the Barrack’s Hospital and The Castle Green.This 2018 the Department of Archaeology at York University and Jersey Heritage are beginning an exciting new collaborative project at Elizabeth Castle.
The 2018 fieldwork project will focus on the early nineteenth-century Hospital Block, a rare and fascinating example of its type. The adjacent Castle Green was once the site of the 18th-century long barracks, long since demolished, but clearly visible through geophysical investigation. Planned activities for the project include archival research (in England and Jersey), building recording, geophysical investigation, excavation, digital heritage, and public awareness of the project through an open day.
The 8-day fieldwork programme will culimate in a weekend of public archaeology at the site. Come to Elizabeth Castle and join a team of experts associated with York University as we use archaeology to discover the 18th and 19th century use of the Barrack’s Hospital and The Castle Green.
As part of our Public Archaeology Day we will be hosting
Intro to Geophysics sessions
Delving into the archives sessions
5 Staff and 14 students from the Department of Archaeology will be working on site throughout the project. The 2018 field season has 3 aims:
(1) To record, document, and analyse the development and use of the Hospital Block, in order to inform future management of this currently under-utilised structure;
(2) To undertake small-scale trench excavations to record and analyse the remains of the lost 18th-century barracks block on The Green;
(3) To engage the public in the story of Elizabeth Castle’s Outer Bailey