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Archaeology Dig at Woking Palace

A group of Upper Sixth pupils visited Woking Palace last Friday, as part of the School’s annual archaeology trip.

The dig at Woking Palace is a three year Heritage Lottery Funded community-based project, which aims to cast light on the development of the palace and its surrounding 590 acre deer park.

Dating back to 1272, the palace passed through various owners including the Beauforts. Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, lived in the house from 1466 until circa 1471. It later became a palace and was frequently visited by Henry VII and later Henry VIII due to the marvellous hunting in the surrounding area.

Upper Sixth pupils at Woking Palace  Taking part in the closing stages of the dig, Alex Webb (West) and Will Laver (Surrey) hauled the best finds of the day, including decorated medieval pottery, 16th century glass window pieces and lead frames.

Teacher of history Mark Sartorius commented: ‘This being the last year of archaeological research on the site, we are very lucky to have been involved. Many thanks to the Surrey County Archaeological Unit and Friends of Woking Palace for making this successful visit.’

Published on 17/09/2015

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