As part of the Capability Brown celebrations and the annual Festival of Archaeology, archaeologists and volunteers from the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust will be bringing their very own ‘time team’ to excavate Pendrell’s Cave on the estate.
It is hoped that the investigations will reveal more about this enigmatic and evocative structure, which, as legend would have it, was once the home of a hermit called Pendrell, who is said to have been connected to family that aided Charles || at Boscobel House. The actual reality of this grotto being an 18th century shell and mineral lined folly could just throw up some clues as to its origins and purpose.
The excavations will take place between the 25th and 31st July and visitors to the estate are more than welcome to come along and take a look at the dig underway.
Standard Summer Season admission prices apply