Oswestry Town Walls Report – 1980

1980 Report Foreword by Carol James Between October 1979 and September 1980 members of the Border Counties Archaeological Group excavated a series of trial trenches in an attempt to establish the line of a section of the defensive wall that surrounded the medieval borough of Oswestry. Exploratory work has now ground to a temporary halt as the Group hopefully awaits the opportunity to investigate further potential sites as they are made available. It is, therefore, a suitable moment to take sto...
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Rhyn Park Roman Military Site and the Birth of OBHAG

Introduction to Rhyn Park In the exceptional summer of 1976 crop marks caused by the drought revealed previously unknown archaeology in fields overlooking the Ceiriog River near the Gledrid Roundabout. Professor Barri Jones of the University of Manchester who had extensive knowledge of Roman activity the Northern March, recognised the potential importance of the site and decided to excavate. Operations began in 1977. The dig attracted huge interest and the Border Counties Advertizer was v...
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Oswestry Castle Precis

Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group OBHAG Oswestry Castle Research Project Oswestry Castle Precis In September 2015 Archaeologists spent two weeks excavating part of Oswestry castle. Not much appears to remain today but this was an important and early Norman castle. It was mentioned in the Domesday book and therefore must predate 1086. A previous small scale Archaeological excavation did suggest the possibility that much more remains under the present day turf surface than...
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Morda Valley Research Project

Morda Valley Research Project Three years of research produced a comprehensive report with topics which included local field and place names, details of Offa's Dyke within the area, the mills formerly operating in the Morda Valley, and the small 'Oswestry Coalfield' which was worked from about 1750 to 1891 together with its associated local transport system. Many of the sites associated with this once thriving coal mining industry in and around Trefonen and the Morda Valley were formally record...
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Projects

OBHAG Projects and Oswestry Castle Research Project Oswestry Castle Research Project With the aim of carrying out an extensive archaeology study of Oswestry’s castle this is exciting project is led by OBHAG member Roger Cooper, and is affiliated to OBHAG. The Rhyn Park Excavation Wroxeter Hinterland Project Working with others and the County Archaeology Service in further excavation of an Iron Age rampart on Llanymynech Hill. The Morda Valley Research Project Three years of ...
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