Welcome to MAS

Hello, and welcome to Middleton Archaeological Society or MAS.

MAS was formed in 2011 following an archaeological investigation of Middleton’s historic parish church – St. Leonards.

Our society is dedicated to researching the archaeological and historical fabric of the town of Middleton.

We have a full and varied events programme which is open to members and non-members alike.  We host monthly talks at our adopted HQ – The Olde Boar’s Head.  These talks cover a multitude of topics and are presented by locally, nationally or even an internationally renowned figures.  We have an active programme of archaeological investigations and in 2019 plan events associated with Hopwood Mill Cottage.


The excavation of Hopwood Mill Cottage, the18th century building MAS has been working at for a few seasons, will start on 30 April, and on every Tuesday after that. Work starts at 10, with lunch around 12.30 and finishing about 3.30.

There is an opportunity to take part in every type of archaeological activity – trowelling, digging, surveying, drawing. So please do consider coming along – everyone is welcome.

If you are interested, you can contact Robert directly at robert.huddart@ntlworld.com

Roberts has published 4 reports on the dig which can be found here

Future Talks

For other events within the Middleton Heritage group click on http://middletonheritage.co.uk/

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