Talk – “Investigating medieval Skelton”

As part of the Skelton Townscape Heritage project, a three-year programme of archaeological investigation into the medieval settlement of Skelton has been initiated. In follow-up to the activity last year, Robin Daniels, Archaeology Officer, Tees Archaeology, will give a talk on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, at 7:00pm, in the main hall at Skelton Methodist Community Church, Castle Grange, Skelton Green. Although there is no charge for this talk, places are limited, therefore booking is  essential. Please contact the project office to reserve your place.

Skelton owed its medieval prominence to the Brus family and their decision to have their main base in Skelton. As a result of this, a complex settlement developed designed to provide food and building materials for the castle and to allow the Bruses to obtain luxury items that reflected their high status.

Robin’s talk will explore Medieval Skelton and provide information about the archaeological work that has taken place so far on the site beside Boroughgate. He will also explain how people can get involved in the next two years of the programme of archaeological work investigating the medieval earthworks of Boroughgate.