Field School Information Sheet

Field School Information Sheet

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.

2016 Prices

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 Form

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
 / 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..