Department of Archaeology

The Southwell Archaeology Project

Young Archaeologists Club digging in Minster Fields

Residents and volunteer archaeologists participated in this exciting multi-period and interdisciplinary fieldwork project to investigate Southwell.


The historic town of Southwell lies on the River Greet, about 14 miles north east of Nottingham, and has a fascinating long-term archaeological and historic record. 

Our multi-period and interdisciplinary fieldwork project is investigating Southwell in its wider landscape setting. It is combining a range of desk-based and archaeological survey techniques (e.g. test-pitting, geophysics, fieldwalking, environmental and standing buildings recording) to examine how the area developed from the Roman period to the present day. 





Meet the team

Project directors

  • Naomi Sykes
  • Chirs King
  • Will Bowden
  • Richard Jones
  • David Taylor

Supervisory team

  • Dr Ed Oakley
  • Zoe Knapp
  • James Westoby

Southwell Community Archaeology Group

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Department of Archaeology

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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