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Hagg Farm Dig July 2017

SWAAG, based in Swaledale in the north of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, has been working on a Romano-British site at Hagg Farm, Fremington since 2009. We have evidence of possible enclosures, walls and roundhouses; finds suggest that the site was abandoned towards the end of the 4th century AD. Reports of the work to date can be found under the Fieldwork Reports tab on this web site and so too is the Project Plan for this dig. [ Links:  LIDAR image  Car park - walk to dig site  LIDAR 3D model ]
In 2017, there will be an open area dig at the site focused on understanding its purposes, functions and evolution/development.

The dig will be held from 5th to 19th July, inclusive, and will be professionally supervised. If you are interested in taking part please contact SWAAG at Experience is not necessary and there are no charges for participation; all equipment and training will be provided.

If you do not wish to dig but would like to visit the site please join our guided walk. It will leave from the Reeth bus shelter at 10.00 am on Sat 15th July, a round trip of some 4miles. Contact for details.

Booking for the dig and/or the walk is essential.

There will be an opportunity to learn more about the site, and the dig and to talk to members of SWAAG, on Saturday 24th June, 2pm to 4pm in Reeth Memorial Hall. Philip Bastow, the Project Manager, will give a talk on the Hagg at 2.30pm

SWAAG wishes to thank the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund for the award of a grant to undertake this dig. The Fund is open to individuals, businesses, community group or voluntary sector bodies. It provides an accessible source of money for a range of projects that result in positive benefits for the National Park’s environment, economy and communities, while enhancing and conserving local culture, wildlife and landscape. The fund may be reached at

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