The geophysics survey of the Park takes place this week, 24th – 26th July, between 9am and 5pm, to establish if there is any archaeology that can help us tell the story of this area. We are particularly concentrating on the area of Clapper Brow, which could have been a farmed rabbit warren in the past; and the area on Great Brow, near Hillside, which may have been used in the Kelcliffe tannery process. We also know that there used to be a building near the top copse which may have had a pump.
The survey is part of the Festival of British Archaeology, and is being done by GSB Prospection, the same company that worked on Time Team. The archaeologists are very happy for people to go and watch the work, and ask them questions about the geophysics process. If you are coming to the Park by car, there is a public car park on Netherfield Road, and then a snicket on the opposite side of the road, by the side of a terrace of older houses, takes you up to the Park entrance on your left.