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  • In the summer of 1643, a Royalist coup seized control of the Norfolk port of King’s Lynn. After a relatively 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 Civil War, 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, although we highly recommend that attendees should have 2 weeks of prior excavation experience or have completed the SHARP's Basic Excavation and Recording Techniques course.


    Please note: persons aged 15 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian accompanying. Ages 16 and 17 may attend unaccompanied with parental or guardian permission.


    For further information about the project please visit

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