Category Archives: archaeology
At a meeting in the Reading Rooms, Milton Abbas, on Tuesday 24 January we were very privileged to hear from Clare Randall, archaeologist, and from Liz Selby, Director of Dorset Museum. The museum is trying to save this important and … Continue reading
This stunning object was found by a metal detectorist somewhere in Milton Abbas. It is of unique design according the the British Museum. The image is from the Portable Antiquities Scheme where you will find more information.
New LIDAR Digital Terrain Model data is now available at Archi Maps. This is a revelation for the area around St Catherine’s Chapel. Compare the map on our website showing the entrenchment with the latest DTM The Chapel itself is … Continue reading
Not Milton Abbas, but some news which may be of interest to those interested in prehistory and archaeology is a new study of Mount Pleasant, Dorchester. I have found this enigmatic henge the most interesting of all prehistoric monuments since … Continue reading
In order to locate the key points on the Woodward 1770 survey and map, the Milton Abbas Local History Group have purchased a hand held sat nav – We can now find on the ground, on the site of the … Continue reading
The Milton Abbas Local History Group were extremely fortunate in being able to view the excavations. These will shortly be covered over again probably for another one hundred years. We await the full archaeological report with interest. This gravestone is … Continue reading
Phew! Well we met so many people. Over 100 visitors came along. Thank you to all those who were stewards, those who supplied the cakes, and especially those visitors who came along and shared their family history research with us. … Continue reading
The Milton Abbas Local History Group promotion leaflet is now available in our local area. It will be available at our exhibit at the Street Fair.
This morning Josie Hagan from Bournemouth University carried out a magnetometry survey around St Catherine’s Chapel. We look forward to seeing the results. The earthworks surrounding St Catherine’s Chapel are a mystery, and several legends have built up around them. … Continue reading