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Main Lectures for 2016/17

October 14th 2016

Medmerry Excavations, Selsey Bill

November 11th 2016

Malling Hill Skeletons

December 9th 2016

AGM and Social

January 13th 2017

Archaeology of the South Downs National Park - Cancelled

February 10th 2017

Monuments, Massacre and Medieval Expansion in Oxford

March 10th 2017

"The human remains at the Museum of Brighton" a summary of their assessment and potential for study.

April 21st 2017

Archaeology of the South Downs National Park - re-scheduled

For details goto the Main Lecture Page

Local History Forum

15th October 2016

Rye and Camber: the Far East of Sussex

26th November 2016

Witches, Warlocks and Wellingtons: the ritual protection of the home

28th January 2017

Paintings of Brighton and Hove Seafront from the 19th and 20th centuries

25th February 2017

The Chalk and Lime Industry of the Arun

1st April 2017

Space and Status: how the Medieval house was used

For details goto the Local History Forum Page


Geoff Mead Walks

All are 'donations' to local environmental groups

Feb 5th 10am Henfield riverside.
  February 'fill-dyke' should fulfill its promise in this riverbank walk .Meet carpark on Downslink by Cat & Canary pub TQ 205163 4 miles 3 hours

March 5th 10am Berwick greensand, clay and chalk
Contrasting landscapes along the scarpfoot. Meet Berwick Station north side TQ 525068 3 miles 2 hours


April 2nd 6pm Sweet Hill, Patcham.
A deserted 20th century settlement in the National Park. Meet Waterhall Sports ground carpark [NOT rugby club park] TQ 290088 3 miles 2 hours


May 7th 10am West Hill, Brighton
  A stroll through a less familiar Brighton neighbourhood. Meet St. Nicholas church, Dyke Rd TQ 308044 2 miles 2 hours


June 4th 10am Brighton seafront [linear]
  A stroll westward along prom and beach into Hove. Meet Palace Pier entrance west side TQ 313038 2 miles 2 hours


July 2nd 10am Waldron Wealden woods and lanes.
An all-day wander through High Weald landscapes via East Hoathly & Chiddingly [pub stop]. Meet Waldron church TQ 549193 8 miles 5 hours


July 4th 6pm Warminghurst and USA.
Independence Day links a Sussex village and USA. Pinewoods, arable and grassland on this summer evening stroll.. Meet Warminghurst church. TQ 117169


Aug 6th 6pm Shoreham Adur riverside
  A walk along both banks of the Adur via Old Shoreham Bridge. Meet St Mary de Haura church, New Shoreham TQ215052 3 miles 2 hours


Day School


BHAS Excavations 2017


BHAS Geophysics

Pete Tolhurst is the leader of the geophysics and surveying Team. In December a small survey of part of Preston Park, Brighton was conducted in conjunction with Brighton University. The university conducted a major magnetometry survey over most of the park. BHAS conducted resistivity surveying in parts of the park deemed inaccessible for magnetometry.

New surveying is being planned for this season. These projects include surveying a field close to Ovingdean that has produced both Medieval and Roman finds, a survey on Beacon Hill at Rottingdean focused on a Neolithic long barrow and at Patcham to examine earthworks which may be part of a 'Celtic' field system. BHAS are also planning to return to Hempstead Farm, near Uckfield, for more investigations into that medieval landscape. All volunteers are welcome, whatever theor experience. All training will be given.



To join the BHAS Field Unit or for other details contact John Funnell on 0844 5888 277 or e-mail to



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