Rendlesham Community Fieldwork

Since 2008, Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service have been investigating the royal Anglo-Saxon settlement at Rendlesham

Archaeological investigations are now continuing with three seasons of fieldwork until 2024 throughout the Deben valley, as part of the community archaeology project, Rendlesham Revealed funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

There are opportunities for local people to volunteer and get involved over the next few years. But if you are unable to join us in-person, you can follow our journey and share in our discoveries through regular blog posts throughout the season. 

Please note, the Rendlesham site is on private farmland and has no public access.

Discover more below about the archaeological fieldwork taking place at Rendlesham, with links to articles and more.

Archaeological Excavations

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Excavations 2021

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two people excavating in sandy field

Excavations 2022

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Excavations 2023

come back in Summer 2023


Archaeological Post-Excavation

animal bones on table person writing label

Post-Excavation 2021

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animal bones and inkwell pot

Post-Excavation 2022

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Post Excavation 2023

come back in Winter 2023


Archaeological Survey

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We are also grateful for the support from many individuals and organisations, see the Partners and Supporters section

gold and garnet anglo-saxon bead from Rendlesham


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Online Talks Series

Analysing Anglo-Saxon Rendlesham

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Past Investigations

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