FieldSchool Information Sheet
Dates & Times
The 5 day field schools run from Monday 4th – Friday 8th April, then Monday 6th June until Friday 12th August, from 10.00 to 16.00.
The field school costs £200 for 5 days tuition, meals are an extra £25 per week. £100 discount given to groups of four or more booking and paying together.
You will need waterproofs and stout shoes, also flat soled sandals if you are working on clay floors. Sun tan lotion is advised as the Cornish sun can be fierce in July and August.
Look at our recommended accommodation list on the fieldschool page. Please contact the Cornwall Tourism Board for further information by visiting their website at
or by telephone on: +44 (0) 1872 322900.
Please see the following map for details on how to find Saveock Water Archaeology.
Wet Weather Programme
During the course of the excavation week, we may lose digging days due to severe wet weather.
We do however provide gazebos to cover the excavators if the sun is too hot or there is more than
a light shower of rain. In windy conditions this type of shelter is inadequate and we will then do
post excavation work in one of our workshops for the day.
Health and Safety
As health and safety is of primary concern on any excavation, you will be required to read our
health and safely policy on arrival at the site. It is advised that all excavators are inoculated against
tetanus. If for any reason you do not wish to do this, we will ask you to sign a waiver for insurance
How to find us
Saveock Water Archaeology is located in Greenbottom, which is approximately 4 miles outside of
Truro. There are various methods of transport available in our area. Please see below for details.
Truro Train Station is the nearest rail link to Saveock Water. It is a main line stop and has all the
usual transport links such as bus and taxi stops. Please visit for further details.
A bus stop is located just 5 minutes walk from the centre. Please see for
From Truro you can get the 18, 14 or 40 bus to the site from the bus station in Truro. Ask the driver to put you off at Tudor Lodge, Greenbottom. Follow the bus along the road until you get to a track, go down the track and keep to the right and you will see the railway line in front of you. Pick up the phone and ask if it is safe to cross and when you cross you are on Saveock land. Go down the track until you reach a building on your right which is the FieldSchool building.
To reach Saveock Water, follow the A30 to Chiverton Cross roundabout and take the first exit onto
the A390 (Truro). Drive approximately one and a half miles along the A390 in the direction of Truro,
you will enter Penstraze (small cluster of houses), indicate right and take the first right turn sign
posted Chacewater. At the end of this road you will reach a staggered cross roads (‘Dangerous
Crossings’), turn left towards “Three mile stone”. On the left will be a small group of houses and to
the right a hedgerow, proceed along this road for less than 100 metres, you will see a telegraph
pole on the right hand side on the pole is signed posted Saveock Mill, indicate right and turn into
the track, follow the track around to the left and down a slight incline until you reach the parking
FieldSchool Booking FormPERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME / AGE
TELEPHONE NUMBER / EMAIL ADDRESS
If you are in full time education please, list the school, college or university
No previous experience / Please list any specific experience gained during previous excavations
Up to 4 weeks previous experience
4 to 8 weeks experience
Over 8 weeks experience
APRIL / JUNE / JULY / AUGUST
/ 4th – 8th / 6th – 10th / / 4th – 8th / / 1st – 5th
13th – 17th / / 11th – 15th / 8th – 12th
20th – 24th / / 18th – 22nd
27th – 1st Jul / / 25th – 29th
We currently accept cheque payment only. Please send you completed booking form and payment made payable to “J. Wood” the following address: Saveock Water Archaeology, Saveock Mill, Greenbottom, Truro, TR4 8QQ or use the Paypal payment available through the web site..