Digging Halton Castle: Part 2

With just three days left of the community dig the outer bailey at Halton Castle is finally yielding some of the castle’s secrets. This is the first excavation within the castle since 1987 but there has been no previous investigation of the eastern half of the bailey. This was the main research reason we were…

Digging Halton Castle Part 1

The ruins of Halton Castle in Cheshire (SJ 537 820) stand on a prominent hill of red sandstone overlooking the estuary of the River Mersey to the north and west. July 2015 sees the first excavations at this medieval site since 1987. During the 1980s my old colleague and friend Robina McNeil led small-scale excavations…