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The Blacklow Hill Dig – Part Four

When we left Part Three of this Blacklow Hill ‘From the Archives’ feature it was June 1972 ad the dig had concluded but the official report remained unpublished. The extent to which the dig site would be obliterated by the extension of the Warwick Bypass was at that stage unknown. Harry Sunley returned to the topic… Read More The Blacklow Hill Dig – Part Four

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The Blacklow Hill Dig – Part Three

When we left the story in Part 2 of this mini-series, the dig team were coming to terms with the scale and importance of the discoveries on Blacklow Hill, and perhaps not now viewing it to be quite such an archeæological backwater after all. Harry Sunley continues the story, in KHAS Newsletter 39 from June… Read More The Blacklow Hill Dig – Part Three

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The Blacklow Hill Dig – Part Two

When we left the story in Part 1 of this mini-series, the Society was grappling with the somewhat underwhelming task of digging and recording a bit of a backwater site at Blacklow Hill, in an almost impossibly short space of time. While the Coventry Archæological Society got the remit to investigate the Romano-British sites around… Read More The Blacklow Hill Dig – Part Two

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The Blacklow Hill Dig – Part One

Introduction – The Importance of Blacklow Hill What follows is part one of four of the remarkable story of how KHAS came to be involved in the discovery of stunning finds at Blacklow Hill, just outside Leek Wootton, in the early 1970s. Up until then, Blacklow Hill had chiefly been known as the scene of the… Read More The Blacklow Hill Dig – Part One

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From the Archives – Parliament Piece, Kenilworth – A Metal Detector Survey

The piece of open land known as Parliament Piece, sandwiched between Upper spring Lane and the Coventry Road, is the subject of a bit of local myth and legend. One persistent myth is that it is said to be the site where Henry III held a Parliament during the great siege in August 1266. This subject was tackled by… Read More From the Archives – Parliament Piece, Kenilworth – A Metal Detector Survey

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From the Archives: The Brays

We know a great deal of the phases of development of Kenilworth Castle itself, but what of its enigmatic counterpart known as The Brays? Was it a hastily constructed rampart thrown together as a result of the Siege of 1266? Was it constructed earlier during the reign of King John? Or does it in fact… Read More From the Archives: The Brays

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From the Archives: Anyone for Tennis?

Kenilworth’s role as a royal residence meant that it was often at the centre of events of national and even world importance. A classic example is the story of the insulting gift of a barrel of tennis balls sent to Henry V by the Dauphin, Louis of Viennois during a lull in the Hundred Years War. Henry’s… Read More From the Archives: Anyone for Tennis?

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From the Archives: Kenilworth Windmills

The following article was first published in Kenilworth History 2000 – 2001 by Rob Steward. If you were of the understanding that there was but one windmill in Kenilworth, then this may very well be the article for you. Kenilworth Windmills Rob Steward I have written in the past, in these pages, about water and… Read More From the Archives: Kenilworth Windmills

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From the Archives: Last Night at ‘The Globe’

The moving story below was first published in the 2003 / 2004 edition of the Society’s Kenilworth History publication, written by Roy Stanley. It tells the story of the tragic events of November 21, 1940 when a Luftwaffe parachute landmine fell on Abbey End, killing 26 people. Kenilworth recently marked the 75th anniversary of these horrific events… Read More From the Archives: Last Night at ‘The Globe’