The committee had a meeting with the Stalbridge History Society to co-ordinate the project at the 17th c. manor house in Stalbridge Park, demolished in the 1820s. We are going to begin geophysics surveys very soon to locate the exact position of the foundations and then dig some test pits to see what survives. It is possible that an older house may have left its mark on the same site.
On a cold and windy day, but with bright sunshine, we visited the site with its wide views. Good access and parking will make life easier.
SHS are a group of local people looking to find and record as much of their village history as possible and we have been asked to help them with the archaeology aspect.