King’s Lynn under Siege – ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG 2024

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Date / time: 14 July - 19 July, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Edma Street, King's Lynn

King's Lynn under Siege - ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG 2024


In the summer of 1643 during the first year of the English Civil War, a Royalist coup seized control of the Norfolk port of King’s Lynn. After a short siege, Parliament retook the town, and then, realising its logistical importance, refortified it to a design seldom to be found anywhere else in Britain.

Formed in 2018, King’s Lynn under Siege (KLuS) has been researching the town during the conflict, and since staring in the Great British Dig in 2021, has been investigating the site of part of the town’s defences in North Lynn.

KLuS will be returning to site between 14th and 19th July 2024 for a further week exploring this fascinating site. Objectives for this year include to uncover further traces of the earthwork defences, and to investigate the site of an 18th century brick-kiln.

Participation is open to anyone, regardless of experience. To book, visit