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Hanwell Park Project

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Volunteers excavating the east side of Hanwell's House of Diversion
Excavations on the east side of Hanwell’s House of Diversion (Credit: Stephen Wass)

This will be our 10th year of investigating the great seventeenth-century garden and park at Hanwell. Excavations will concentrate on completing work on the site of the garden pavilion known as the House of Diversion whilst the finds department will require assistance cataloguing our unique collection of terracotta garden urns.


Location: Hanwell, Oxfordshire
Region: Midlands
Time period: Post Medieval
Accommodation provided: Limited local accommodation can sometimes be arranged by agreement
Level of experience required: All levels, beginners welcome
Academic credit available: Yes, by prior arrangement
Age limit: 16+
Dates: All year round with extended periods of excavation at Easter and during the summer vacation
Cost: Free – volunteers are expected to organise their own food and transport
Contact name: Stephen Wass
Contact address: 3, Chapel Row, Cropredy, Oxfordshire, OX17 1NS
Contact telephone: 01295 758222
Contact email: [email protected]
Website address: http://www.polyolbion.org.uk/Hanwell/Project.html
Social media: @Polyolbion on Instagram

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