Weeley, Essex

Explore the latest updates from Oxford Archaeology East's 2021-22 excavation south of Thorpe Road in Weeley, Essex.

Press Release

OA East recently completed an excavation in Essex which has revealed the remains of a military barracks occupied during the Napoleonic Wars, a period vividly brought to life in Bernard Cornwell’s fictional ‘Sharpe’ series.

Final Talk - February 2022

During February half term, Louise Moan, OA East's Project Manager for the excavations south of Thorpe Road, Weeley, Essex gave a final presentation about the findings at Weeley Parish Hall.

Week 20 Update

On Saturday 22nd January a group of five willing archaeologists spent the day on site giving tours to the local residents to show them what we've been up to for the last five months.

Week 19 Update

Our time on site is drawing to an end, so the team are hard at work finishing of the last bits and pieces.