A new section of the website devoted to archaeology in Winchelsea has now gone online

Five pages have been created as a start to the Archaeology section on this site. You can access them from the ‘Town Story’ menu at the top of this page or by clicking here.

The WAS Programme page will be regularly updated to include Winchelsea Archaeological Society’s forthcoming talks and activities.

The other pages that start the Winchelsea archaeology online archive are

  • Did Turner’s tower exist?  which looks for evidence to decide whether the round tower that features in one of JMW Turner’s Winchelsea drawings is real or imagined
  • A lost castle at Winchelsea – on the National Trust 2018 geophysical survey in the vicinity of the Beacon and Castle Field
  • Blackfriars breakages  – a report on the sorting of pottery fragments from Blackfriars Barn
  • Excavations 1974-2000 – a link to the online version of  ‘Excavations in Winchelsea, Sussex, 1974–2000’  edited by David Martin and David Rudling,  originally published 2004

WAS intend to add new pages as material becomes available