As the autumn leaves start to fall on the foundations of Ethelburga's church, we are slowly beginning the process of restoring the churchyard following the end of the dig and the start of the next phase of the project. The viewing platform has now been dismantled. Our contractors, Astral, will return to site on Monday … Continue reading Restoring the dig site
Work continued today to investigate the interior of the chancel. The Victorian revetment for the path to the porch was removed leaving an island of archaeology in the middle of the chancel that, so far as we know, was never investigated by Canon Jenkins. Ironically, as the revetment was removed, we in fact found something … Continue reading Day 20 – A day of star finds
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 were favoured with a cold but dry day on Saturday for the latest visit to Lyminge by Dr Gabor Thomas. Gabor was guest of the Lyminge Historical Society (LHS) to unveil the new information panel that has been installed on Tayne Field to explain about the 7th Century Royal Estate centre and the complex … Continue reading Putting Anglo-Saxon Lyminge even more on the map
We're delighted say that we have received a report from Historic England in connection with our project. Historic England is the body responsible for protecting the national heritage, and will provide advice and comment where archaeology is planned on sites of special significance. The remains at Lyminge are regarded as being of outstanding significance. Historic … Continue reading Report from Historic England
So, we have a project name and now we have a logo! The image provides the focus of the project, the church, and also puts it in an undeveloped landscape, on top of a hill. The fact that the church is on a high point in the village exemplifies the accessibility problem and that part of the project … Continue reading A logo for the project
Monday 30 July A discussion took place with the expert concerned with churchyard trees and how they can be protected during the potential dig. The lime that is in front of the South Porch needs protecting and that means very sensitive hand digging in the potential root zone and protecting the larger roots (over 50mm … Continue reading A visit from the tree expert
Monday 23 July 2018 The Committee, led by the Archdeacon of Ashford, Darren Miller, visited St Mary and St Ethelburga to discuss the excavation and the improvements to pathways and access arrangements. The Committee comprises representatives of the Diocese and professional advisers, including Paul Bennett, Director of Canterbury Archaeological Trust who acts as archaeological adviser … Continue reading A visit from the Diocesan Advisory Committee