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Shorne Woods Community Project

From 29 June to 28 July 2013, volunteers, school and youth groups, led by Kent County Council's Community Archaeologist, will be excavating within Shorne Woods Country Park.


The park is just north of the A2 between Rochester and Gravesend and hides a medieval manor house deep in its woods. Nothing survives above ground of the manor's buildings, but the buried foundations are extensive. The buildings stand on an artificially levelled plateau about 40 x 65 metres in size, with a series of fish ponds running down the slope alongside.


This is the 8th year anniversary of excavations on the site!

So far we have uncovered the manor's kitchen with a fantastic stone hearth, a brewhouse, three main buildings and one Lord's toilet!

For more details on the project go to

And see our facebook page ArchaeologyinKent

Or contact the Community Archaeologist at the Park on

The project runs through 2013 and future investigations will further examine the prehistoric archaeology of the Park!



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