Rocky Clump

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Participants excavating an Iron Age enclosure at Rocky Clump
Excavations on an Iron Age enclosure (Credit: John Funnell)

Rocky Clump is a complex low status Iron Age and Romano-British farmstead. In the north field, a series of pits, ditches and post holes indicate fence lines and rubbish pits. The south field has an earlier phased enclosure containing a structure, possibly a threshing shed, a 4-posted granary building and a large storage pit. The north ditch of the enclosure has produced 4 neo-natal baby burials. The new season of excavations will examine the possible location of round houses.

Location: Stanmer park, north of Brighton
Region: South East
Time period: Late Iron Age and early Romano-British
Accommodation provided: No
Level of experience required: No experience necessary, as training will be provided
Academic credit available: No
Extra on-excavation activities: Training on archaeological techniques. Planning, section drawing, geophysics. Post ex. After digging finishes.
Age limit: 17+
Dates: April 16 – October 31
Cost: You have to join Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society to be covered by their insurance – it is £20 full or £10 student
Contact name: John Funnell
Contact address: 18 Reeves Hill, Coldean, Brighton, BN1 9AS
Contact telephone: 07789245106
Contact email: [email protected]
Website address: http://www.brightonarch.org.uk/
Social media: The society can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


  1. I would like to volunteer with the dig in Ovingdean. I live just over the hill in Rottingdean and I’m retiring in August ’16.
    How do I join the society?

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