Syon Park Excavations
In partnership with the Museum of London, Syon Park and MOLA, the 2012 excavation in Syon Park will focus on the area of Sir Richard Wynne’s house, close to London Road. The house featured in the Battle of Brentford (1641) when Royalist troops advanced on London under Prince Rupert, battling against Parliamentary forces, who attempted to resist the Royalist march on the capital.
Sir Richard Wynne’s house was demolished in the 19th century. The archaeological investigations will provide an opportunity to investigate the remains of the house and its grounds. The site is also close to the main Roman highway leading to west Britain. It is expected that more Roman archaeology will also be unearthed.
You can also keep up to date with the progress of the dig on the site blog.
25th June – 6th July 2012 (except Sun 1st July)
2 sessions daily 10am – 12pm & 1-3pm
Minimum age: over 7
The FREE community excavation will provide an opportunity for local groups and schools to come to the site for a half day session and have a go at excavating an archaeological site. Please note: The community excavation is for organised groups only (not individuals).
Numbers: Max. 30 children (under 11) or max. 20 teenagers/adults (over 11) per session.
9th -13th July & 16th-20th July 2012
9am – 5pm each day
£195 (Over 18s only)
Call the Box Office on 020 7001 9844 to book your place.
The training excavation will provide two structured hands-on five-day courses, suitable for all levels, covering aspects of site survey, excavation and recording.
Please contact Kath Creed or Kate Sumnall or phone 020 7814 5733.