Posted on 30 September 2012
The continuing legacy of the archaeology department's fieldschool excavations at Harewood House has been highlighted in The Press. The excavation of Gawthorpe Hall, the medieval precursor to the current eighteenth-century house, has formed the centrepiece of Harewood's Summer events themed around 'Medieval Harewood'. Over the summer, Jon Finch and a dedicated team of volunteers were on site to provide tours and information about the dig. The highlight was the Medieval Faire, which saw hundreds of re-enactors descend on Harewood and set up camp for the weekend. Activities ranged from craft demonstrations to jousting and battles complete with medieval cannons. Emily Rayner led the team in a really successful series of public tours, as well as showing some of the finds. Harewood have also mounted an exhibition of the dig in the Terrace Gallery, curated by Emily and Grace Hailstone from HHT.