Berwick Infirmary: Archaeological Excavation

Berwick Infirmary, Low Greens, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1LX

One Day Only!

Find out about the archaeological dig being undertaken at Berwick Infirmary in preparation for the building of the New Hospital on the site. View the work undertaken, meet a Community Archaeologist and see the finds which have been made on site.

Since spring this year, Northern Archaeological Associates have been working on the behalf of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to investigate the archaeological remains within the grounds of Berwick Infirmary ahead of the development of the new hospital. The remains are predominantly medieval in origin, with a particular focus on the 12th to 13th century. This was an interesting point in the history of the Berwick, as it was already an important and thriving settlement yet to be enclosed by the Medieval and later Elizabethan defences. This is an opportunity for members of the public to come and view the ongoing archaeological works, ask questions of the archaeologists and view some of the artefacts recovered during the excavations.

Event Times: Friday 10 September: 10:00 - 14:00

Booking Details: No booking required

Access: The ground on site is uneven

COVID-19 Considerations: This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Contact for the day: Berwick HODS - 07966 323231

About the author 

Linda Bankier

Linda Bankier is the Berwick Archivist and has run the Berwick Record Office for many many years. She has over 30 years experience delving into the archives of Berwick and North Northumberland, researching the history of people and unearthing unusual stories and information about the area in the past.
Linda also enjoys encouraging people to use the archives to understand and celebrate our rich and unique heritage.