The Elmton Research Project is part of the Community Archaeology Investigation course and is funded by the Heritage Lottery under the Limestone Journeys Project. Based at Creswell Crags, we meet on Mondays 10am – 3pm and carry out a number of activities including document and map research, surveying, planning, excavation and finds analysis.
Our work at Elmton involves research into the Medieval village, church and possible castle site. Plans for 2013 include geophysical surveying, further test-pit excavations and a larger excavation season in the summer.
Past work has included research into three enclosure sites within Whitwell Woods. A report on our work in 2012 at Whitwell can be downloaded under the Publications tab.