Historical finds at Weeley
A team of professional archaeologists have been investigating fields south off Thorpe Road, Weeley, Essex. The fields belonged to the site of a barracks dating from the Napoleonic Era which provided support to the Martello Towers in North Essex.
From prehistoric pits to a Napoleonic war military camp, this site has lots to reveal!
Some finds include an eighteenth-century Military button and Gun flint and a large sherd (fragment) from the rim of a post-medieval pot.
Full information on the finds can be found here https://blog.oxfordarchaeology.com/weeley-essex/
The works on site are being carried out by ‘Operational Nightingale’. The initiative run by the Ministry of Defence allows ex-service personnel to undertake archaeology. The initiative has been a huge success and assists in the recovery of wounded, injured and sick military personnel and veterans by getting them involved in archaeological investigations.
More information about Operation Nightingale can be found here Operation Nightingale – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).