Dig Programme

Middleton Archaeological Society (MAS) run a number of archaeological investigations at historic sites in Middleton.  Everybody is welcome to join in but may have to become a member of the society to meet third party insurance requirements (day membership available).  Children can attend most events if escorted by parents or a guardian.

There are a number of tasks such as finds processing and recording for those who wish to get involved but are not too physically active.

We welcome, first timers, experts and especially students who would like experience of grassroots community archaeology.

Email Cliff Ivers on chairman.mas@live.co.uk



Bothy_Cottage,_nr_Hopwood_Mill,_home_of_Bailey_family Hopwood Mill Cottage;

Located 300 yards from the Grade 2 listed Hopwood Hall and next to the splendid remains of a Corn Mill and pond. The Millers cottage was demolished in the 1940’s and was test pitted in 1993 by Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit (GMAU).

MAS want to expose the foundations to help interpret the history of this ancient estate.

The dig is in private woodland and all attendees must pre-book to participate.



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