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Hyde900 Shop

datePosted on 10:25, October 26th, 2021 by Website Admin

You can further support Hyde900 by purchasing our unique products

See below one of our fabulous offers !

Excavations at Hyde Abbey, Winchester, 1972-1999

A new book on Hyde Abbey has just been published and is on sale to members in the Hyde900 shop. Entitled ‘Excavations at Hyde Abbey 1972 to 1999‘.

This book not only covers the history and the investigations in the remains, but also features descriptions of the Hyde900 digs 2016 to 2018, and our discovery of the 13th  century roof in Olde Hyde House, reused from an abbey building.

The book, published by the Hampshire Cultural Trust costs £30, but is available to Hyde900 members at a discounted price of £22.50.

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2021 Dig Bookings now open!

datePosted on 17:36, July 6th, 2021 by Website Admin

Bookings now open for the 2021 Hyde900 Community Dig August 19 to 22

Hyde900 are organising a fifth community dig event to take place August 19th to 22nd  following previous years’ highly successful events. This year’s event returns to  what was the Inner Precinct of Hyde Abbey, on the outskirts of Winchester, and once again we are exploring the remains of the abbey’s medieval cloisters.

We already have enough householders offering their gardens to be confident that this year’s dig will reveal more about the layout and architecture of the abbey. We anticipate that once again finds from the dig will help illuminate the life of the inhabitants of the abbey, which flourished from 1110 to the Dissolution in 1538/9.

We very much hope you will take part or visit the dig on the Open Day on Saturday August 21st.

  • The event is open to all, although under 18s need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Full training will be given.
  • The cost per 2 hour session is £12 unless you are a member of Hyde900, in which case the cost is £8. Children 11 and under are free.
  • Membership of Hyde900 costs £10/year for individual members, £15/year for households.
  • Please click HERE to book your session(s) You can take advantage of the reduced fees for members by joining on line when you make your booking(s).

Previous digs have established the locations of the east and south sets of cloister buildings. What is still unknown is the position and extent of the west arm of the cloister. This is where, traditionally, the cellarer operated and had his storerooms. It also sometimes housed the monk’s dormitory – or was accommodation for the abbot.

However for a grand monastery such as Hyde, having at one time a mitred abbot, it is likely that  in later years that he would have had separate accommodation – perhaps in the two storied building found just outside the cloister area at last year’s dig. We will be exploring an adjacent area during the dig.

Another new area to be explored is the south end of the east range of cloister buildings. This was the typical location for the monks’ dormitory – which often had the washing and toilet facilities – so we might just be finding the foundations for the abbey’s latrines!

To read the latest press releases click HERE

For answers to Frequently Asked questions about participating in the dig please click HERE

For the dig location and public parking details please click HERE

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