What Lies Beneath Max Gate? | Martin Papworth

28 July 2022, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Online event, streamed from Max Gate with National Trust archaeologist Martin Papworth; Hardy’s Wessex curator Harriet Still and Wiltshire Museum director David Dawson

In 1884, the writer Thomas Hardy unwittingly built his house Max Gate (near Dorchester) in the centre of a late Neolithic enclosure, now known as Flagstones. During the foundation excavations, he revealed a sarsen stone and various Romano-British clasps and bowls, as well as human remains.

Now, 138 years later, Martin Papworth returns to the same site to see what else this fascinating and ancient site can reveal to us.

Brought to you by Wessex Museums in partnership with National Trust and Home of Hillforts and Henges.

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