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Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Find A Local Fieldwork Group

The groups listed below are either fieldwork groups affiliated with the Leicestershire Fieldworkers or comprise volunteers from a parent group who have an interest in archaeology.  Not all groups have websites or available information, some are more active than others, and there is variation in interests and activities. If you would like to contact a group that does not have a website link please use the Contact Us  page of this website and we will do our best to pass your interest and message on.

Affiliated Fieldwork Groups

Framland Local Archaeology Group (FLAG)


Great Bowden Heritage Group


Hallaton Fieldwork Group


Harringworth Fieldwork Group

  • North Northamptonshire / Leicestershire border
  • Involved in fieldwalking, with a programme of events and lectures
  • Please contact Sarah Chambers for more information
  • Email: sarah2chambers@icloud.com

Hinckley Archaeological Society

  • South-west Leicestershire
  • Involved in excavation and fieldwalking, with a programme of events and lectures
  • Website: http://fieldwalking.org.uk

Ibstock Fieldwork Group

  • North-west Leicestershire
  • Informal group involved in fieldwalking and metal detecting in the local area
  • Contact via: info@leicsfieldworkers.co.uk

Leicestershire Young Archaeologists’ Club (LYAC)

  • Leicester
  • Archaeology group for 8-16 year olds based at the University of Leicester, part of the Council for British Archaeology’s Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC), involved in fieldwalking, excavation and other activities
  • Website: https://leicestershireyac.wordpress.com/

Lutterworth Fieldworkers & Archaeology Group


Melton Fieldwork Group

  • North-east Leicestershire
  • Involved in fieldwalking around Melton Mowbray, with a programme of events and lectures
  • Please contact Paul Dickinson for more information
  • Email: pd@gmail.com

Oadby and Wigston Fieldwork Group

  • South Leicestershire
  • Involved in fieldwalking south of Leicester
  • Website: miller-art.org/owfg

Rutland Local History & Record Society


Thurcaston & Rothley Fieldwork Group

  • North Leicestershire
  • Informal group involved in fieldwalking in their local area
  • For more information please contact Robin Matthewman
  • Email: robinandbren@ntlworld.com

 

Other Groups involved in fieldwork

Braunstone Heritage and Archive Group


Castle Hill Archaeology Project (CHAP)


Hoby & District Local History Society

  • North-east Leicestershire
  • Interested in the local history of Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale and Brooksby, members involved in fieldwalking in the local area
  • Website: http://www.hobyanddistricthistory.co.uk/

Leicestershire Industrial History Society

  • North-west Leicestershire
  • Interested in the study and recording of Leicestershire’s industrial past, members involved in excavation of industrial sites in north-west Leicestershire.
  • Website: http://www.lihs.org.uk/index.html

Loughborough Archaeological & Historical Society


Market Bosworth Society

  • West Leicestershire
  • Interest in the local heritage of Market Bosworth and the surrounding area, members involved in test-pitting via the Society’s Bosworth Links project (2017-18) with plans for further fieldwork in 2019 and beyond.
  • Website: http://marketbosworthsociety.com