The society was formed in 1960 following a two year comprehensive W.E.A. course in Mansfield in Archaeology. The group was originally titled The Mansfield and District A.S. and a short time later was amalgamated with The Old Mansfield Society.
Around 1970 the group re-formed as the independant Sherwood Archaeological Society. Broadly our aims are to promote the subject with particular interest in its impact on our area. We do this with a series of monthly lectures, a quarterly newsletter and displays in Mansfield’s Museum.
We are currently excavating an enigmatic and multi period site at Moorhaigh referred to in the past as the Pleasley Chapel site. This was previously excavated by ourselves in 1974 and 1975. A short summary of all our previous work appears on our website at http://www.sherwood-archaeology.co.uk The Society also organizes a series of outings during the year to sites of historical or archaeological interest. To attend any of these lectures or outings it is not neccessary to be a Society member however to participate in any of the fieldwork membership is a requirement in order to comply with our insurance cover.
Application for membership leaflets are available at the Museum or in the Mansfield Library and contact details are on our website.