Unearthing the story of Downley, a Tudor hunting lodge – excavation site visit and study

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation


This two day course will link up with the ongoing UCL excavations and research at Downley, near Singleton, and provide an insight into the archaeological and historical research agendas addressed, along with the techniques employed to elucidate them. It offers a rare opportunity to experience an ongoing archaeological excavation and study its finds with Archaeologist Mark Roberts.

It will be relevant to anyone with an interest in archaeology and history, and those in the creative sectors, artists and writers, looking to gain an understanding of the history hidden in the Sussex landscape and local to West Dean.

Find out more about the course, including a timetable of what can be expected, on the website here.

About the tutor: Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts, archaeologist and lecturer at UCL, is best known for his excavations and research at the half a million year old site at Boxgrove. He is the Tutor for Fieldwork at the UCL Institute of Archaeology and Honorary Fellow of West Dean College. Mark enjoyed sharing his extensive knowledge and passion for the archaeology, which includes the history of the West Dean area, through recent excavations and studies of various sites around West Dean conducted with his UCL students. Mark aims to inspire discussion around the subjects he introduces through his teaching.