Welcome to Hyde900

Hyde900 is a community project in Winchester, Hampshire, to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Hyde Abbey. For more details see the "What is Hyde900?" page.

Festive art&design 2017


A new Festive Art & Design Shopping Event will take place on Saturday 2nd December 2017 from 4pm – 9pm at the Hyde Parish Hall, Winchester.


There’ll be art, illustration, cards, books, jewellery, fashion and more on offer at this delightful community centre in the heart of Hyde: with a raffle in aid of The Pavilion Project, a community-led initiative to replace the North Walls cricket pavilions, Winchester.


We hope to see you there!


Enquiries, please email: artanddesignshoppingevent@gmail.com

icon_3Voting is now OPEN!

We have applied for an AVIVA Community Grant for £1000 to help fund the 2018 Hyde900 Community Dig.

Whilst the dig can proceed without this money through sponsorship and other income, being awarded this grant will enable us to maintain the low cost of participating, and ensure we can continue to offer free places for all under 18 years old.

If you would like to see our project application please click HERE.

In this category grants are made for the first 200 projects which reach 1000 votes.

Each person has 10 votes – but you can cast them all at the same time, so it’s nice and easy.

Please click here to register/log in and vote for our project.

We have sharable posts over on Facebook and Twitter – and if you would like an email template to send around to your family, friends and colleagues simply click on this link to download the word document and copy and paste.

Every single vote counts – after voting, please help us spread the word to as many people as possible…

Thank you for your support!

Hyde900 Team


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The spectacular finds from the 2017 Hyde900 Community dig were unveiled at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Hyde, at the start of the 2017 King Alfred weekend.

Reconstruction of the cloister arcade of Hyde Abbey (Photo Mike Caldwell)

Reconstruction of the cloister arcade of Hyde Abbey (Photo Mike Caldwell)

The stonework discovered during the dig was found to comprise many pieces of what proved to be part of the cloister arcade of the abbey as it was built in the first part of the 12th century. The stones had been reused in a mediaeval wall which was found during the dig. Whilst adding to our understanding of some of the constructional details of the cloister, it is still very unclear as to the layout of the abbey. Hyde900 has been invited back for a second year of digging in these gardens.

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