A huge thank you to everyone who turned up to our Help Find Tywardreath Priory Open Day last Sunday. A great time was had by over 100 people who came along and were inspired by the archaeology and the local history of the village put on by our volunteers, archeologists and professionals alike.
Please enjoy some of the pictures from the day below.
Significant developments have been made through the involvement of Neill Wood and his students from the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter Penryn Campus. Neill runs surveying courses for mining engineers but has a number of archaeologists on his courses, who are keen to do archaeology-related dissertations.
Neill and his students were able to use scanning equipment which was able to show that there were a number of anomalies at a depth of 1.8 to 2 m, which can be seen in the video and pictures below. A student will be undertaking dissertation work on the site over the Summer to look at the land in more detail and hopefully find more evidence of what could be the Priory.
Many thanks for Neill Wood and his students for their continued dedication to this project. Please note that the video and pictures are copyrighted to Neill Wood and Camborne School Of Mines.
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One of our archaeologists helping with the Priory project is Tom Goskar and he is incredibly talented when it comes to recreating 3D models of artefacts, especially stone work.
Have a look below at the model he has made of the Priory remains outside the Church in Tywardreath.
Tom’s talent will be used to help us document and identify more clues about the Priory. Who knows….maybe we can eventually recreate a 3D model of what the Priory looked like once upon a time!