Howden Civic Society

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History in the Findings

Howden Civic Society is pleased and grateful to have been awarded £5,000 by Spaldington Wind Farm Community Fund to carry out the identification and conservation of finds uncovered during the excavation of the East Wing of the Bishops Palace. Many items of pottery, bone, shell, bricks and tiles and clay pipes have been found. Identification of their origin and use will help archaeologists to establish the use and layout of the buildings and areas of the East Wing and try to make sense of the plans of the buildings.

Once these objects have been identified, if it is justified, we can make application to undertake further investigatory excavations.