Woking Palace Projects
Woking Palace and Its Park: Update, November 2013
Excavations and Special Archaeology Open Day – The Woking Palace and its Park Archaeological excavation 2013 took place during September/October. All the volunteer places on the excavation were filled. Children from local schools participated and members of the public signed up for the ‘dig for a day’ programme in the community archaeology trench. Experienced volunteers excavated for longer periods in the other trenches. The excavations were designed to increase our understanding of the environment in which the medieval Manor and Palace developed.
There was a public Open Day on Sunday 6 October for visitors to view the trenches and learn more about the Woking Palace and its Park.
Exhibition: Woking Palace Finds Display
The first of several displays for the Woking Palace and it Park project at The Lightbox was on show during September-November 2013. Housed in the Saving our Heritage section of the Woking/s Story gallery at The Lightbox museum and gallery, the Woking Palace Finds Display highlighted some of the riches that have recently been discovered on the site, which help to tell the story of the palace. Finds include a gold hat pin thought to date back to the late 15th to the early 16th century, and an intricately designed green-glazed plate likely to have been used at banquets. The display also included one of the more unusual finds discovered at the site, a small part of a glazed pottery toy horse.
Publication: Woking Palace: excavating the moated manor
A fully updated 2013 edition of the Woking Palace booklet Woking Palace: excavating the moated manor by Rob Poulton with Giles Pattison has been produced. This A4 colour booklet provides a succinct history of this exciting site and includes the results of four seasons of excavation on the Woking Palace Archaeology Project 2009 to 2012.
It can be purchased at our Open Day on October 6th, or write to The Treasurer, Friends of Woking Palace, 42 Selwood Road, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 9HT (tel: 07722 299026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) enclosing a cheque for £5.00 payable to "Friends of Woking Palace". It is also available at The Lightbox and the Surrey History Centre.
Glazed pottery toy horse
Woking Palace Publication