Archaeology in the Midlands
Archaeology is a vital part of the work we do looking after special places. Our archaeology team works closely with buildings and estate teams to identify and preserve the hidden secrets of the landscapes and buildings in our care and ensure you can continue to enjoy them in the future.
Uncover what remains at Calke Abbey with the archaeology club
The remains of an Anglo Saxon hall have been discovered by archeaologists on the Attingham Estate.
The National Trust cares for many unique and historic landscapes across the Midlands, many of which are scattered with the remains of prehistoric occupation.
In an attempt to find out more about the magnificent but lost 'Clumber House', we held an exciting public archaeology dig on the mansion site in July 2018. Here, we evaluate our finds.
We have recently conducted a large archaeological survey, which has unearthed some exciting discoveries
Summer of 2018 was a scorcher, so much so that the grass in many of our places went completely brown. As the ground dried out it started to reveal some pretty amazing bits of archaeology.From lost gardens to entire mansions it was amazing to see shapes appearing right before our eyes.
During May and June 2016, Wolverhampton Archaeology Group will be working with us to investigate some of the hidden history of the Clent Hills.
Discover more about what lies underneath the Clent Hills.
Delve deeper into our archaeological mysteries at The Firs
Visitors and volunteers help to reveal over 1000 years of history at this ancient property.
Find out about Berrington's ambitious Garden Project. Keep up to date with the latest news and research and how you can donate or get involved.
Take a look at the completed and ongoing projects that keep Canons Ashby alive, from ancient archaeology to up to date visitor facilities.
Archaeology isn't all about digging! Some of our properties in the Midlands have been using scientific techniques and radar to investigate what intriguing archaeology survives underground.
Finding shelter on the moors can be tough. Find out more about how people in the past worked and lived out on the Eastern Moors in the Peak District.
Read about our work on what is thought to be the oldest mine-winding engine house in the world.
The National Trust Heritage Records Online website is the easy way to discover more about the archaeology we care for.
Mysterious hillforts litter the landscapes of the Midlands. Find out more about five of these prehistoric features.