Flodden Archaeological Dig

One of he events that was taking place on the 500th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Flodden was an archaeological dig in one of the fields where the main conflict took place. The dig hoped to find the remains of bodies of those who had fallen. The bodies would not be disturbed, but left in situ and the site would be marked as a mass war grave.

Flodden Field

14 Comments CherryPie on Oct 2nd 2013

14 Responses to “Excavations at Flodden”

  1. ....peter:) says:

    i love the spell in the air during the harvest Cherie… these are two wonderful pictures….peter:)

  2. ubermouth says:

    That’s fascinating. Is it crown or private land? When will they complete their dig? They are bound to find some relics . Please keep us posted, Cherie.

    • CherryPie says:

      It is all private farmland with right of access.

      The dig has been completed and the land put back as it was. The galleries of what the found (or didn’t find ;-) ) are on the galleries tab at the following website:


      This dig is listed as Flodden Field Site 2 2013.

  3. Ayush says:

    nice couple of shots. i like the fresh looking greens against the soil

  4. Did you see Tony Robinson there?
    Remember to get his autograph. :)

  5. james higham says:

    Looks so peaceful these days.

  6. Ginnie says:

    I wonder how many bodies they found, Cherry?

    • CherryPie says:

      On this dig they only found a sheep burial and some lead. Which in some ways I am quite glad about.

      I quite like the history of historical finds but I am rather disturbed about digging specifically for bones…

  7. J_on_tour says:

    Thanks for the inspiration, i’m not sure why it’s place that I have never visited since childhood. Maybe because it’s on a road that I don’t frequent, quite hard to imagine anything happened here or just that my parents were Scottish ! Back in the day of my Dad’s younger days, he used to travel with friends between central Scotland and Tyneside. One of the Tyneside people told him that this was Flodden to which he replied … “Where’s Bannockburn ?”

    • CherryPie says:

      When we visit we always stay around the corner from Flodden. On my first stay there we went to investigate and since that day, when I am in the area I am drawn to visit the battle fields. When I venture down into them, there is a strange atmosphere about them.