LBDAHS Archaeology is a highly active community archaeology group dedicated to exploring, recording, and preserving our local heritage for current and future generations.

LBDAHS Archaeology projects span a huge time period, highlighting the long and rich history of the Leighton Linslade area – from a 10,000-year-old Mesolithic encampment overlooking the Ousel water meadows, to Bronze Age pottery in Heath and Reach, early C7 Saxon burials near Hockliffe, Victorian clay pipe production in Bassett Road, and the search for the famed medieval Holy Well in Old Linslade, a highly popular attraction for pilgrims from across the land in the C13.

LBDAHS Archaeology’s activities include a wide range of techniques, from direct excavations at selected sites, to geophysics surveys, LIDAR mapping, field walking, finds analysis, historical research, and the reporting of all our activities and finds in publications and presentations for the benefit of LBDAHS members and the local community.

Made up of volunteer members of LBDAHS, we also work closely with students from local schools, professional archaeologists, Leighton Linslade Town Council, local firms, and other community archaeology groups in the area.

If you would like to know more about LBDAHS Archaeology, or would be interested in getting involved yourself, please contact: 

Latest Archaeology Update

Recent Updates

4th December 2023

10,000 Years of History - Past LBDAHS Digs & Finds

LBDAHS Archaeology Projects: Pond Meadow, Heath and Reach - Medieval  (Dug 2006/2007) Experiment Pot firing. Reconstruction of pots. School visits and Magnetometry survey at site. (2007) S..

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