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Festival of Archaeology - Shapwick talk

Join National Trust Archaeologist, Martin Papworth for a 1 hour talk on the fascinating history of Shapwick, with its Roman Fort and settlement.

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As part of the Council of British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology, this talk will explore the fascinating history of Shapwick including its Roman Fort and settlement and its connections to Badbury Rings and surrounding historical sites.

Experienced National Trust Archaeologist, Martin Papworth has spent much of his career working on Badbury Rings and the Kingston Lacy estate so can enthral with first-hand stories and experience.

The talk will be in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Shapwick will last approximately one hour with time for questions.

Pre-booking is essential.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All Per Person£10.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Meeting point

Park in the church car park and walk through to St Bartholomew's Church, Church Street, Shapwick, Dorset, DT11 9LA. What 3 Words location: ///relishing.yoga.segmented

What to bring and wear

Seating will be on church pews and the path from the car park to church is gravel, so please bring appropriate clothing for the short walk to the church.

Accessibility

This talk has level access, with gravel and hard-standing paths and church pew seating. If you would like to attend and would like to discuss your access requirements, please call 01202 883402.

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