Context One are pleased to announce a forthcoming Open Day at Willowbed Hall, Putton Lane, Chickerell on Thursday 18th August between 3pm and 7pm to showcase the ongoing excavations at Lower Putton Lane.
Excavation so far has revealed the remains of important stone buildings which formed the core of the medieval manor of Podington (which became Putton). These include a cross-passage house, a further large building and a smaller structure aligned E-W that might represent a private chapel.
There will be regular tours of the site (weather permitting) with opportunities to talk to the archaeologists and see some of the finds from the site.
FREE site tours will run every 30 minutes starting from Willowbed Hall with group sizes of up to 30 visitors. We recommend advance booking if you wish to select a particular time slot but there will also be spaces on the day.
How to find us:
Willowbed Hall is located along Putton Lane with the excavation site opposite. There is public parking to the rear of the Hall but space is limited. The postcode for SatNav is DT3 4AJ.
Approaching the site from Weymouth, take the B3156 toward Chickerell. After the Crookhill council depot on the left, turn right along Glennie Way (the main road to the north west becomes the B3157 at this point). Follow the road round for c. 700m. The playing field and Willowbed Hall will be on the left.
We recommend sturdy footwear if you wish to join us on a site tour as some areas may be uneven under foot, and depending on the weather it may be muddy.