Community Archaeology in Worcestershire

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The North Worcestershire Archaeology Group (NorthWAG) is one of a very small number of non-commercial archaeology units in the UK with a year-round fieldwork program.

The goals of the North Worcestershire Archaeology Group are not only to investigate, analyse and record the history and archaeology of the region, but also to encourage interest and participation from the wider community. All of our work is done in accordance with the Council of British Archaeology standards and we have a long history of working closely with the Council Archaeology department.

The main aim of this web site is to put the work we have done within reach of as many people as possible, in the hope that it will encourage you to take a more active role in the understanding of your history. NorthWAG welcomes members and volunteers to all of its projects and works alongside professional organisations and bodies to provide on-site training and hands-on archaeology for people of all levels of experience and ability.

We hope we can encourage you to join our Group and look forward to seeing you on our future projects, be they in the library, or out in the field during excavations. Our Projects menu, our News and Archives along with our Newsletters, will give you an idea of what we do, but the only real way to find out is to experience community archaeology for yourself.

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Heads Mill - every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm

Heads Mill is located on the north bank of Shrawley Brook and now lies as a collection of ruined walls. These structures form a grist mill (thought to date to the 1600s) and consist of three walls in sandstone and brick, and were almost completely covered with ivy and truncated by trees. NorthWAG originally discovered this site back in April of 2009, but have only recently started serious excavation and recording with four investigation trenches having been opened so far.

If you would like to take part in this excavation, please contact Terry Chandler - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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North Worcestershire Archaeology Group

9th June

Guided tour of the Winnall Mill excavations for the South Worcestershire Archaeology Group. Any other interested parties please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


11th May

National Mills Open Weekend. We will be visiting three mills near Rowlstone, Ewyas Harold, Hertfordshire.

North Worcestershire Archaeology Group

There are currently no talks or lectures planned at this time. We will add local events that may be of interest to members from time to time.

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Recent Projects

*NEW* Timberlake Manor


A 12th Century  Manor House.
A collaboration between NorthWAG, the South Worcestershire Archaeology Group, and a direct descendant of the Timberlake family line, with the aim of revealing the history of this 900 year old fortified dwelling.

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Shrawley Castle


Olivers Mound
A large-scale community excavation, run by NWAG and sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Little Witley Church


Small Building Survey
A building survey and recording project at the St. Michael and All Saints church in Little Witley.

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Winnall Mill

900 Year-Old Mill
What started as a small building survey and recording project became a major excavation.

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