Archaeological secrets of Cobham unearthed for two week festival

Find out more about the archaeological secrets of Cobham with a special event running this month.

The Heritage Lottery-funded Cobham Landscape Detectives Project is holding a Big Dig in the village for the UK-wide Festival of Archaeology.

It is being held from July 15 to 30 and will reveal more about the history and archaeology of the village.

This is the latest element in the ongoing Landscape Detectives Project, telling the story of Cobham Parish’s changing landscape from prehistory to the present day.

Part of the Festival of Archaeology, the largest celebration of archaeology in the world with hundreds of events nationwide, gives everyone the chance to learn more and meet the archaeologists and volunteers involved in the project.

During the first week, the team will be working with Cobham Primary School, as the whole school take part in a dig on their grounds.

Andrew Mayfield, Community Archaeologist for Kent County Council said: “This will be a fascinating project and a chance to unravel some of the archaeological secrets of Cobham village.

“Kent County Council is proud to be part of this prestigious event which matches its own goals to widen involvement in archaeology and put people in touch with their own heritage.”

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The Festival of Archaeology is now in its 27th year and is coordinated by, the Council for British Archaeology, the UK’s archaeology charity and funded by Historic England and Cadw – the historic environment service of the Welsh Government.

The Festival is made up of events run by over 400 museums, heritage organisations, community groups and volunteers.

The Festival promises something for everyone on the theme of archaeology, to find out about other local events, visit

The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded KCC a grant of £96,000 in 2016 to run the Cobham Landscape Detectives Project over three years.



Archaeological secrets of Cobham unearthed for two week festival was last modified: July 17th, 2017 by Ellis Stephenson