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Middle Nene Archaeological Group

MidNAG Events

Venue for lectures

Unless otherwise stated, all our lectures are held in , Drumming Well Lane, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4AA

Lectures start at 7:30pm, and a small charge of £2 per person is made for non-members.

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In current COVID-19 conditions, the church asks that attendees wear masks. The hall is heated but we will open some windows for additional ventilation, so bring a coat/scarf/blanket in case it gets cool.

Nassington Dig 2022

A Roman dog skeleton laid out at the top of a trench, found in the 2019 excavations

Middle Nene Archaeological Group

13th August - 27th August 2022


We will be back at Nassington again in August this year to try and finish off the excavation of the barn and surrounding features, probably including one nearby building that we think has a hypocaust system beneath it.

We will be are now inviting applications for volunteers to dig. Grab a copy of the application form below and send it in. 50% of spaces have gone, so do it soon

Nassington Dig 2022 Volunteer Application Form

Nassington Dig 2022 Volunteer FAQ

Also, have a look at some of the things we found in previous years.

Annual General Meeting

22 April 2022


The group will have it's Annual General Meeting, starting at 7PM, half an hour before the talk by Susan Kilby

Venue: Oundle Methodist Church

Fantastic beasts and where to find them

Fantasic mediaeval beast from the Luttrell Psalter

Speaker: Dr. Susan Kilby

22 April 2022


The Romanesque capitals of St. Kyneburgha's Church, Castor and its local landscape. With it's unique dedication to St. Kyneburgha, it is considered by many to be among the finest 100 churches in England.

Mediaeval illustrations of horticulture and fishing Susan Kilby is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Name-Studies at the University of Nottingham and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester. She is the author of "Peasant perspectives on the Mediaeval landscape: a study of three communities", including Castor.

The publisher, University of Hertfordshire Press, is kindly offering a 20% discount on orders until mid-May 2022.

Venue: Oundle Methodist Church

The story of the Burleigh landscape

View of Burleigh House

Speaker: Rev. David Bond

25 February 2022


Venue: Oundle Methodist Church

Northamptonshire's Historic Landscapes

View over field and woodland

Speaker: Dr. Paul Stamper

28 January 2022


Venue: Oundle Methodist Church

Nassington Roman Farmstead, where we have been, where we are, and where we are going

A Roman dog skeleton laid out at the top of a trench, found in the 2019 excavations

Speaker: Derek Roberts

22 October 2021


Derek will summarize the progress with excavations so far and look forward to further excavations in 2022

Venue: Oundle Methodist Church

Exhibition about the excavations at Nassington

The exhibition cabinet in Oundle Museum displaying maps, plans and artefacts from the excavations

26th March to 30th October 2022


Venue: Oundle Museum now has a small exhibition with some of the artefacts found during our excavations at Nassington in 2016-2019, including

  • an ox-skull found at the bottom of an Iron Age ditch
  • a large, partially reconstructed, mortarium
  • part of a jet bracelet, with a very similar design to others found at Hungate, York
  • part of a child's copper bracelet
  • quernstones
  • plus, aerial photos and geophysical survey plots and interpretations, and
  • a summary of the excavations so far

Head upstairs to see the exhibition, opposite the Remand Cell. The Museum also has plenty of other archaeological exhibits, especially from Ashton Roman town, just outside Oundle itself.

Read the interim report on the excavations in 2016-2018 (PDF, 100KB)

Venue: Oundle, Northamptonshire.

You can find more of MidNAG's activities on the past events listing.

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