Welcome to Altogether Archaeology
The aim of the group is to promote awareness of the archaeological heritage of the North Pennines and the surrounding area; by the involvement of its members of all ages; in archaeological fieldwork and research. We will provide opportunities for members to extend their knowledge of archaeological methods and practice by research, fieldwork and training.

We will be working with professional archaeologists and other partners to develop a fuller understanding of the rich and diverse heritage of the area in which we live and work.

No previous experience is required as training will be given. Archaeological fieldwork is a marvelous way to exercise and meet like minded folk. Our membership ranges far and wide with most members living from North Yorkshire to Northumbria and Cumbria to the east coast. I hope to see you soon.
Holwick Well Head Excavation
 Well Head in 2017, features numbered with 7, 9 & 11 (below) were excavated. In 2018 features 3, 4 and a third site about 300m to the west were excavated. In 2019 our final year at Well Head, the most significant areas appear to be 8 & 10.  

Note: 2018 Trench 3 'Cruck House' below is feature 4 in the Well Head site view above.

Holwick Well Head Settlement Trench 3 Day 15 by Altogether Archaeology on Sketchfab
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Altogether Archaeology Honorary President
Stewart Ainsworth

About us...

Altogether Archaeology is a community group that exists to further our understanding of archaeology throughout the North Pennines.

It began life as a North Pennines AONB project, designed and managed by Paul Frodsham and largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), that ran from 2010 until 2015 when Altogether Archaeology (AA) was reformed as an independent community group. The main study area being the North Pennines between the A66 and A69 roads.
Read the latest Newsletter here

Listen to the Stan Beckensall podcast mentioned in the June Newsletter here...

2019 Fieldwork

In May 2019 we completed our third season of excavation at the Well Head settlement at Holwick. Currently we are in the post excavation phase working towards completing the final report. See the Activities page for for finds processing dates. We thank Northern Heartlands for supporting this project.

Gueswick Hills Survey 2019
Report is available

2019 Excavation at Holwick in Teesdale

2019 Holwick Excavation Stories & Podcasts

Rachel Cochrane's Holwick Stories

Rachel Cochrane's Stories - podcasts

Visitors to the 2018 Excavation