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Geo-Physics and Metal Detecting Day

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10am – 4pm
Sunday 22nd September
at The Old Parsonage 
by kind permission of Heidi Pay

Join Stinchcombe History Society with Archeoscan for a survey at the Old Parsonage.  Archeoscan has wide experience of working with local community groups on various archaeological projects, including surveys like this one. They provide the equipment and the expertise while the community provides the manpower for a hands-on experience.   Read more at  www.archeoscan.com and on Twitter @archeoscan. 

Old maps and documents suggest that there are lost buildings in the Old Parsonage’s garden. We will be looking for traces of these using resistivity techniques.  We will also use metal detectors to seek objects from the Old Parsonage’s varied history as a Church House used for parish celebrations (and for brewing the ale consumed), parsonage and family home.

There will be a charge of £5 per person for participation, to go towards Archeoscan’s fee.  If you just come for a quick look we would request a small donation.  No special clothing is required for resistivity surveys, unlike magnetometry, but wear sensible footwear.

Heidi Pay, the owner of the Old Parsonage, is happy for people to eat a packed lunch in the garden if they wish.  She has kindly offered to provide drinks and toilet facilities.