Welcome | The Official Site of the Lost City of Trellech Project

Welcome to the Lost City of Trellech Project

Hello there and welcome to the home of the Lost City Of Trellech. Our aim is to excavate, record and better understand the development of Trellech that was once the largest settlement in medieval Wales. We believe that archaeology should be educational, open to everyone regardless of age or ability and most importantly, enjoyable.

All our educational activities are free and are funded through individual donations, our commerical activities like experience days and through our ebay shop Archaeological Historical. 

Season 2013 has ended

It was another successful year and this time with good weather too. Most of the finds from this year and previous years excavations have been processed and during the summer dig at least 15 different house floor levels were found below already excavated surfaces.

2014 season will start early. In January some hardy students will be doing a geophysical and topographical survey of the field in which the dig is located. Then by late March the dig should be available for excavation and the summer dig will commence from Saturday 12th July to Sunday 10th August. 

The 2014 excavation will also be our 10th year of excavating on this site so we will be having a special celebration during the year to mark achievements and plans for the future.

Got any questions? Please contact me using the details on the Contact page.

Other Activities

Archaeological Experience Days

Experience Day

This is your chance to come and be an archaeologist for a day.

Adventure, Explore and Dig on the Archaeological Excavation.

This archaeological adventure will take you on a journey into the past. You will be given equipment and guidance to help you uncover lost artefacts that have not seen the light of day for hundreds of years.

Experience days can take place at anytime of the year but you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. You can book to come at any time of the year but are advised to do so between April and October when the weather is normally better.

For more information about the Experience Day click here

Team Training

In 2014 will be offering management training and group training courses at the site. See here for further details

Past Seasons

Season 2013 season complete

The 2013 season of digging is now over.

Thanks once again to everyone who came along and helped out. We saw lots of new faces as well as some regulars.

We will be updating the site with a detailed review of 2013 and what was found in due course.

 

Take a look at some pictures or watch Stuart explaining the history of the well below:

Future Seasons

The 2014 season will start in March and run until the end of October. During that time work on the site will be on the weekends and everyday for four weeks from Saturday 12th July to Sunday 10th August 2014 inclusive. The dates of the summer digs for the following years are below.

  • 2015 - Saturday 18th July to Sunday 16th August
  • 2016 - Saturday 16th July to Sunday 14th August
  • 2017 - Saturday 15th July to Sunday 13th August
  • 2018 - Saturday 14th July to Sunday 12th August

Volunteers are always welcome. If you wish to volunteer, please contact me using the details on the Contact page.

Students: Those wishing to volunteer please contact me via e-mail or phone the details of which can be found under the Contact Me page. It is free to attend the excavation, there is no charge but donations are welcome. Camping is available on site at a cost of £3 per person per night. All payment to be made prior to attending the excavation. If camping is not your style, a list of here.

School groups are encouraged to visit and join in the excavations. Again there is no charge for educational groups but donations are welcome to help fund the excavations.