• Set up near the<br />entrance to the moat
  • Providing electricity<br />for the vaulted building

Woking Palace Projects

Woking Palace and Its Park

This Project commenced in 2014 thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery fund. The objective was to increase the knowledge of the Palace and the 590 acre Hunting Park to both the General Public and the specialist historian.

Local Research forums studied the place that the Palace holds in Contemporary literature, checked local papers for any information on the Archaeological explorations of the Palace in the Edwardian Era and explored land use of the parklands after the Palace was demolished using modern Digital mapping techniques to compare modern maps with the maps from the Stuart period.

Exhibition: Woking Palace Finds Display

Using the funding from the Woking Palace and its Park Project, a new display has been created housed in The Woking Story gallery at The Lightbox museum and gallery, the Display highlightsd 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 includes one of the more unusual finds discovered at the site, a small part of a glazed pottery toy horse.

For more information on the Lightbox display see - http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/Blog/5-facts-about-the-royal-history-of-woking-palace

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 Days, or write to The Treasurer, Friends of Woking Palace, 42 Selwood Road, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 9HT (tel: 07722 299026 or email info@woking-palace.org) enclosing a cheque for 5.00 payable to "Friends of Woking Palace". Copies are also available at The Lightbox and the Surrey History Centre.

Community volunteers

Community volunteers

Glazed pottery toy horse

Glazed pottery toy horse

Woking Palace Publication

Woking Palace Publication

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