At the start of our second week, it was good to see a steady flow of visitors to our viewing platform over the course of the day. We have continued machining off the tarmac paths and this surface has now largely been removed. By the Memorial Garden, there is no make-up under the path and … Continue reading Day 7 – Anglo-Saxon masonry is revealed
Work continued on site today in good conditions. Trench 1, opened yesterday in the New Churchyard has been taken down to the chalk bedrock and cleaned up. The pits appear to be natural formations. This trench will now be back-filled as there is nothing of further interest to be found. Close by, Gabor thought it … Continue reading Day 3 and the preparatory work continues
So here we are at last breaking soil! We have the permissions in place to begin the dig and here is the first archaeology taking place today. Gabor has decided to carry out some test excavations in the New Churchyard before moving back closer to the church to explore the known remains there. The current … Continue reading The start of the dig!
We are delighted to report that Lyminge a history Part 10 is now published and there are two articles within it relating to the church. On the cover is an extract from Canon Jenkins's own field notes showing an early sketch of what he found and what we believe to be an early Anglo-Saxon church, … Continue reading So what are we hoping to find when we dig in the church yard?
We hope to achieve many things with the Pathways to the Past project, but the thing that set us off in the first place is the historical significance of the church site that has been occupied by a church for close to 1,400 years. The archaeological excavations planned as part of the project will hopefully … Continue reading Why is Lyminge Parish Church important?
If you have been following our posts, you will have seen that we are intending to create 3D visualisations of how the church looked at key points in its history. The site is now almost 1,400 years old and the church has changed dramatically over that time. It has changed remarkably even in the last … Continue reading Reconstructing our church through time
Welcome to the Lyminge Pathways to the Past blog. Thank you for joining us! The Project will progress over the next two years - or more - and is an exciting combination of activities that will include: Re-excavating the remains of what we believe is a very early Anglo-Saxon church. These were first uncovered in … Continue reading The Journey Begins